Delta Regional Authority Chairman Chris Caldwell met with West Monroe Mayor Staci Mitchell on Oct. 6 to announce a new DRA grant for the Highland Park Commercial Subdivision.
The City of West Monroe recently received a State’s Economic Development Assistance Program grant in the amount of $700,000 for infrastructure improvements to be made at Highland Park Commercial Subdivision, formerly known as the Trenton Street Golf Course. These improvements will provide critical infrastructure needed for future development.
During a press conference on Highland Park, officials also celebrated the property’s designation as an official certified site by Louisiana Economic Development. The site was officially certified earlier this spring. LED Deputy Secretary Brad Lambert attended the press event to celebrate the site’s certification and thank the partners who made the certification possible – City of West Monroe, Northeast Louisiana Economic Alliance and Louisiana Economic Development.
In addition, Chairman Caldwell, Mayor Mitchell and the West Monroe West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting to signify the completion of drainage and infrastructure improvements at Commercial Park. The City of West Monroe received DRA Community Infrastructure Fund grants in 2018 and 2019 for a combined total of $1.3 million to complete improvements on Constitution Drive adjacent to Pointe West, city-owned property next to I-20.
As part of Chairman Caldwell’s tour in West Monroe, he was able to visit downtown West Monroe to see the “Heron on the Bayou” located in Alley Park. The Herons on the Bayou project received seed money through a creative placemaking grant administered by the Delta Regional Authority to the City of West Monroe.