City of Des Moines receives state grants for Marina seawall & Redondo projects

The City of Des Moines has received a $2 million state grant to begin the estimated $12 million repair of the Marina seawall bulkhead, and another half million for the Redondo Beach Rocky Reef project.

The grant came in the release of the state’s capital budget, which had been delayed beyond the end of the special legislative session because legislators were not able to come to a deal on important water rights issues leading to an impasse on the capital budget.

The $2 million designated for the Marina Bulkhead Replacement project still is far short of the estimated $12 million to complete the project which the city says it “anticipates being able to secure additional funding from multiple sources including revenue from Marina paid parking.” Parking revenue from July to the end of 2017 was $76,441 said Bonnie Wilkins, the Des Moines city clerk.

The $500,000 budgeted for the Redondo Beach Rocky Reef Project will allow for the removal of underwater toxic material that will be replaced with natural material that will promote and provide a natural habitat for underwater sea life.

The city thanked area legislators Rep. Tina Orwall, Rep. Mia Gregerson; Sen. Karen Keiser; Rep. Kristine Reeves, Rep. Mike Pellicciotti; and Sen. Mark Miloscia for their commitment, support and leadership for these projects.


One Response to “City of Des Moines receives state grants for Marina seawall & Redondo projects”
  1. BirchCreek says:

    Good to hear!

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