Senior center receives funds for redevelopment

The Central Area Senior Center (500 30th Ave. S.) recently received a matching fund grant from the Department of Neighborhoods’ Neighborhood Matching Fund program to study options for the future redevelopment of the center.

Its $49,454 grant will go toward hiring a consultant to analyze parking and traffic, survey the area, get community input and redesign the building.
The community will match $103,200 in volunteer services and donations.

Funded through the Large Projects Fund, the awards range from $43,785 to $100,000, and the awardees have pledged to match the city’s contribution with in-kind resources and donations

There are two other funds in the Neighborhood Matching Fund program: the Small Sparks Fund (awards up to $1000) and Small and Simple Projects Fund (awards up to $25,000). To learn more about the Fund, visit