OFFICIALS HERALD GRAND OPENING
OF SOUTH GREENWOOD NEIGHBORHOOD POLICE SUBSTATION
COMMUNITY SERVICE FOUNDATION AND FOUNDATION VILLAGE
CREATE NEIGHBORHOOD FAMILY CENTER
and state officials will join with scores of residents Saturday
morning, January 15, 2000, for the grand opening of the new
South Greenwood Neighborhood Police Substation and the attached
Foundation Village Neighborhood Family Center.
dedication of the 5,000 square-foot complex - developed largely
through grant funding - is the culmination of years of persistent
work by residents and both government and private sector entities,
all working in concert.
opening activities begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 15th
at the 1498 South Greenwood Avenue complex (on the northwest
corner of Woodlawn Avenue). On hand will be municipal and
county officials as well as State Senator Jack Latvala and
representatives of the many agencies responsible for seeing
the idea through to fruition.
1,400 square-foot Police Substation will be staffed by a Patrol
Sergeant and three Community-Oriented Policing Patrol Officers.
The Foundation Village Neighborhood Family Center will provide
after-school care for children, adult education classes and
support programs for community residents.
large part of the funding for the South Greenwood Substation
and Family Center - $224,527 - came from a "Safe Neighborhood"
grant awarded by the federal Department of Housing and Urban
Development to the non-profit Community Service Foundation.
The grant paid for construction of the Police Substation and
office furniture and fixtures as well as $75,000 to be used
for police overtime enforcement in the South Greenwood community.
grant also provided funds for cellular telephones to be used
by a neighborhood homeowners group - the South Clearwater
Citizens for Progressive Action - who patrol the community,
keeping an eye out for crime and suspicious activity. Additionally,
the grant funding will provide administrative fees for the
Community Service Foundation.
commenced immediately after the July 26, 1999 groundbreaking
for the complex, which residents have wanted for more than
addition to several City of Clearwater departments, others
involved in the development and construction of the complex
include the South Clearwater Citizens for Progressive Action,
the Community Service Foundation, Foundation Village, the
Clearwater Housing Authority, the Norton Apartments and the
Woodlawn Church of God.