4/11/2014 - Grant Helps Fund City Arts Center

NEWS RELEASE


CITY OF HACKENSACK
John Labrosse Mayor
City Manager 201-646-3901
April 9, 2014 

GRANT HELPS FUND CITY ARTS CENTER 

(Hackensack, NJ ) The City Council this week approved a $650,000 bond for improvements to the Atlantic Street Park, the home of the city’s cultural arts center --- the bond will be partially offset by a $268,000 matching grant recently obtained from the Bergen County Open Space & Recreation Trust Fund.

Atlantic Street Park -- between Atlantic Street and State Street -- is being created by converting the existing city-owned Lot 'W' into a public park that will include a performance stage area, seat walls, benches, lighting and a grassy area for viewing evening and weekend performances. The plan includes perimeter parking along State, Warren and Atlantic Street to offset the loss of existing parking at the site .

“Once completed the park and will become a focal point for the arts in the community and a cornerstone of the city’s downtown rehabilitation,” said Councilwoman Rose Greenman.