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Carson City Selected for “Greening America’s Capitals” Technical Assistance Grant

Carson City One of Five Cities Selected by EPA Nationwide


Carson City was one of five cities nationwide this year to be awarded a technical assistance grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to design improvements to William Street. The award is part of the “Greening America’s Capitals” program to improve neighborhoods in capital cities across the country.

Per EPA information, the goal of the Greening America’s Capitals program is to help state capital cities create a clear, implementable vision of distinctive, environmental friendly neighborhoods that incorporate innovative smart growth strategies and green infrastructure systems. Corridor redevelopment was identified as an area of particular interest to EPA for the 2014 program applicants.


EPA will fund a team of designers to produce schematic designs and illustrations for a portion of William Street between Carson Street and the Freeway. The designs will become part of the proposed corridor improvements planned for William Street, Highway 50 East, and the entire length of Carson Street.

City planning personnel have been informed that EPA expects to work with Carson City later this year on the detailed scope of work for the project, with actual design work beginning in the spring of 2015.

The other cities awarded by EPA this year were Austin, Texas, Columbus, Ohio, Pierre, South Dakota, and Richmond, Virginia. 

More information regarding the Greening America’s Capitals program can be found in the attached announcement from EPA and in the EPA’s press release at:!OpenDocument

For additional information on the Greening America’s Capitals program, contact Lee Plemel at 283-7075 or  


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Last updated: 9/24/2014 11:13:43 AM