Fedor Responds To $2.6 Billion Capital Budget Bill
More than $27 million allocated for Lucas County Projects
March 07, 2018
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State Rep. Teresa Fedor (D-Toledo) today voted to pass the biennial capital budget, House Bill 529.

More than $20,000,000 were allocated in the Capital Appropriations Bill to projects that are partially in Lucas County and more than $27,000,000 were allocated for projects that are fully in Lucas County. Of the $27,000,000 in Lucas-county projects, $25,023,073 were allocated for projects in Toledo. These projects are dedicated to safety, education, technological advancement, beautification, environmentalism and discovery.

“This bill is going to help Toledo go back on the right path and reach our fullest potential,” said Fedor. “The projects that are being funded throughout the state and especially in Lucas County will be economically and socially beneficial to our home. I am anticipating a very exciting period of growth, development, revitalization and engagement in our community,” Fedor continued. “This is my home and I am proud of the State of Ohio for choosing to really invest in us.”

Among the projects being funded in Lucas County are Statewide Developmental Centers for the Department of Developmental Disabilities, parks and renovations by the Department of Natural Resources, the SeaGate Convention Centre Renovation, two Great Lakes projects and many others.

“I am encouraged to see how many Toledo projects were funded. I am particularly looking forward to the SeaGate Convention Centre Renovation. I met with representatives from the Lucas County Commissioners in January and was immediately interested in the project,” said Fedor. “The project is focused on riverfront revitalization and creating exhibition space and event space. The project will be an economic boon to Toledo and will continue the revitalization of our great city. It truly is a game-changer for us in Toledo.”

The Buckeye Institute referred to the Toledo Museum of Art’s project as one of the Top 10 Worst Capital Budget Requests of 2018. The project is focused on unifying the campuses to increase accessibility, sustainability and greenspace.

In response to the Buckeye Institute’s assessment, Fedor said, “I wholly disagree with this assessment and it saddens me greatly that The Buckeye Institute drew this conclusion. This project is worth investing in because the Toledo Museum of Art is a world-renowned space dedicated to education, community engagement, exploration and preservation. Regardless of the institute’s opinion on the request, I believe the project is vital to our community, Toledo’s international standing and our home. It will bring more investment and attention to our amazing museum and city.”

“I am thrilled and so proud to be able to say that Ohio has invested in us, in our city, in our county and in our communities. From the University of Toledo to the Northwest State Community College, from park renovation to the Toledo Museum of Art, we are seeing and experiencing what it means for our state to be dedicated to our home.”

Below is a full list of Lucas-County projects and allocations:

Item/Project Name

Line Item



Multi County Projects



Statewide Developmental Centers (Clermont, Cuyahoga, Franklin, Gallia, Guernsey, Knox, Lucas, Seneca Counties)



Department of Natural Resources District Office Renovations (Erie, Hocking, Lucas, Ross, Vinton Counties)



Broadcast Educational Media Commission: Ohio Educational Television (Athens, Cuyahoga, Franklin, Hamilton, Lucas, Montgomery, Portage, Wood Counties)



Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services: Infrastructure Renovations (Athens, Franklin, Hamilton, Lucas, Stark, Summit Counties)




Lucas County Projects



Danny Thomas Park Renovation



City of Sylvania SOMO Project



OSHP Headquarters/Post Renovations and Improvements



SeaGate Convention Centre Renovation



Toledo Museum of Art



Valentine Theatre Symphonic Acoustical Enhancement



Great Lakes Museum of Natural History



Wolcott House Heritage Center



National Museum of the Great Lakes Expansion



Imagination Station Theater Experience



University of Toledo: Building Automation System Upgrades



University of Toledo: Mechanical System Improvements



University of Toledo: Building Envelope/Weatherproofing



University of Toledo: Research Laboratory Renovations



University of Toledo: Electrical System Enhancements



University of Toledo: Underground Steam/Condensate Infrastructure Improvements



University of Toledo: Savage Arena Pedestrian Bridge Replacement



University of Toledo: North Engineering Lab/Classroom Renovations



University of Toledo: Classroom Renovations



University of Toledo/Ohio State Highway Patrol Public Safety



University of Toledo: Network Access Control and Micro Segmentation



University of Toledo: Virtual Laboratory Expansion



University of Toledo: Application Security



Northwest State Community College: Mercy College Learning Commons and Classroom Expansion



Total for Lucas County Projects



Total Budget



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