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PDC to consider grant for new Round-Up building

PENDLETON, Oregon – The Pendleton Development Commission meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday and will consider awarding a Fresh Start grant to the Round-Up Association for its new building at the site of the old Albertson’s grocery store on Southwest Court Avenue.

The estimated cost of the project is $3.6 million and is being built by McCormack Construction Co. of Pendleton. Fresh Start grants are for up to 10 percent of a project’s cost, but it is capped at $100,000, and that’s the amount being asked for by the Round-Up. The PDC Advisory Committee has recommended approval of the grant request.

The PDC will also consider an advisory committee request that the urban renewal district be expanded a small amount to accommodate new program applicants. The PDC is allowed to expand its district by one percent, and to keep within that, the committee is recommending making adjustments to take in less area.

“These adjustments are minor,” Charles Denight of the PDC writes. “For example, we might move a boundary across a street to exclude a street on the edge of the district. We would move the boundary from the middle of the Umatilla River to the south bank of the river.”

The city council will convene at the close of the PDC meeting. Other than routine appointments, the council will hear a street maintenance report on the projects for the coming year by Public Works Director Bob Patterson.


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