Apr 22, 2014 7:03 PM by Leah Kraus
A revitalization project is underway for the Cherokee Metropolitan District.
A priority list for the plan includes projects at Eastridge, Pronghorn and Westridge parks, as well as a park in the Lillian Way neighborhood.
To pay for it, the district is relying on lottery grants totaling about $80,000, donations from partnerships, and a $1.75 monthly fee from customers.
The district says the project will bring more people to the area and increase property values of homes.
"The beauty of the project is that it was citizen driven," says Sean Chambers, General Manager of Cherokee Metro. "It took a fair amount of time for citizens to hold meetings for more than a year and then they came to the board with refined recommendations and budgeting."
Cherokee Metro includes about 6,300 acres and serves nearly 18,000 people.