GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Glendale City Council has approved investing millions in upgrading aging facilities in the downtown region.
Included in the $1-billion budget approved by the council this month is an infrastructure project that aims to revitalize Glendale's downtown area.
The reinvestment project includes spending nearly $40 million on remodeling City Hall, $10.5 million on the E. Lowell Rogers Amphitheater, $4.5 million on Murphy Park, $4 million on the council chambers, and $4 million on a parking structure.
City Hall was originally built in 1984.
Glendale officials have said the project's total cost should be about $70 million and improvements are projected to be completed by 2025.
The city's 2022-2023 budget also includes capital improvements to Thunderbird Conservation Park, the main library, one of the fire stations, and adding five new splash pads throughout the city.
The new budget additionally provides funding to add 60 new employee positions throughout the city's departments.
“It’s quite an accomplishment to have weathered the storm of the pandemic and come out strong with a budget that does not raise property taxes and still accomplishes our goals of providing quality amenities and services for our community,” said Glendale Mayor Jerry P. Weiers in a statement.
VERSIÓN EN ESPAÑOL: Glendale aprueba gastar $70 millones en revitalizar el centro de la ciudad
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