Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Williamsburg City Council approves tourism grants. Here’s the list

This image shows the three parking lots which would be improved if the city and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation reach a lease and management agreement. (WYDaily/ Courtesy of the city of Williamsburg)
This image shows the three parking lots which would be improved if the city and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation reach a lease and management agreement. (WYDaily/ Courtesy of the city of Williamsburg)

Williamsburg City Council during a a recent meeting approved seven Tourism Development Fund grants, including for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and the city’s Parks & Recreation Department on Nov. 14.

Downtown Parking Lots Improvements, City of Williamsburg- $750,000 (FY 2020)

  •  The grant will be used to improve the P2, P4 and P5 parking lots if the city and Colonial Williamsburg create a management and leasing contract by June 30, 2020. If not, the funds will roll-over into the general tourism funds.

Henry Street Restroom Renovations, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation – $350,000 (FY 2020)

  • The restrooms will be open to the public and must be complete by Dec. 31, 2020 for Colonial Williamsburg Foundation to get reimbursed.

Kiwanis Park, Williamsburg Parks & Recreation Department – $529,152 (FY 2020)

  • There is a planned reserve of $670,847 for FY21 for a total $1.2 million to complete the fourth lighted field.

Wayfinding signs, Williamsburg Economic Development Authority – $250,000

  • This grant is for the design and installation of a wayfinding signage system.

City Square Plaza, Williamsburg Regional Library – $10,000

  • This grant is for more furniture for the plaza.

New stage, Parks & Recreation Department – $100,000

  • This grant is for a portable stage available for use in the city.

Indoor Spots Complex – $250,000 (FY 2020)

  • In FY 2021, there is more reserved funds of $250,000 in FY21 for building design, $800,000 in FY22 to pay the Tourism Development Fund share of debt service during construction and $1.15 million in FY23 and FY24 to pay the fund share of the debt service after construction.

The Tourism Development Grant Review committee will meet in the first quarter of 2020.

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Julia Marsiglianohttp://wydaily.com
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to julia@localvoicemedia.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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