Commerce City has qualified to begin receiving federal funding for community development projects through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. CDBG helps develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanded economic opportunities – principally to low or moderate-income residents.
After receiving input from a wide variety of community members, the city has completed drafts of a multi-year Consolidated Plan, Annual Action Plan and Citizen Participation Plan describing community needs and funding priorities. These plans are available for public comment until Monday, August 1.
Visit c3gov.com/CDBG or stop by the community development department on the first floor of the Commerce City Civic Center (7887 E. 60th Ave.) to view the plans and provide your feedback. A public hearing will be held at the city council regular meeting on Monday, August 1 to present the drafted plans and receive final public comment before city council adopts the documents.
The city’s first five-year plan includes projects to address a series of community needs, such as neighborhood revitalization (e.g. sidewalk/ADA ramp construction, drainage improvements, demolition & clearance), economic development (e.g. job training, revolving loan fund, business incubator) and public services (specific programs to be determined).