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Rep. Russo announces approximately $20.65M in capital funds coming to Franklin County

$2.1 billion Capital Budget will advance to the House floor for an expected vote Thursday
December 15, 2020
C. Allison Russo News

COLUMBUS – State Representative Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) today announced the introduction of the $2.1 billion capital appropriations budget for fiscal years 2021-2022 as an amendment during the Senate Bill (SB) 310 conference committee. The capital appropriations budget includes $186.5 million for community projects, a number of which will benefit Franklin County and Ohio’s House District 24, including:

  • $4,500,000 in funds for Comprehensive Addiction Center
  • $1,500,000 in funds for Galloway Sports Complex’s One Field Project;
  • $1,000,000 in funds for Bridgeway Academy;
  • $1,000,000 in funds for Rickenbacker Area Mobility Center;
  • $611,000 in funds for Rickenbacker Runway Upgrades;
  • $500,000 in funds for the Ohio Manufacturing and Innovation Center;
  • $338,000 in funds for Lane Avenue Shared Used Path Project;
  • $300,000 in funds for Norwich Township’s Veterans Memorial Relocation Project;
  • $300,000 in funds for Hayden Run Trail Extension;
  • $300,000 in funds for PAST Innovation Lab;
  • $300,000 in funds for Columbus Speech and Hearing Care Facility;
  • $300,000 in funds for Workforce Development Training Center;
  • $225,000 in funds for Columbus Museum of Art Upgrades;
  • $200,000 in funds for Grove City Historical Society Renovations;
  • $200,000 in funds for Grove City Outdoor Cultural Arts Performance Facility;
  • $50,000 in funds for Sanctuary on Sullivant;

“I am pleased to announce that the capital budget for fiscal years 2021-2022 will return taxpayer dollars to a number of local projects here in Ohio’s House District 24,” said Rep. Russo.  “Our strength lies in our communities, and it is more vital than ever that we ensure our local projects receive the state support they need to grow jobs and help Ohio’s citizens and communities thrive.”

A total of approximately $20.65 million was devoted to community projects located in Franklin County.

The capital budget and SB 310 are anticipated to advance to the House floor for a vote on the conference committee report on Thursday.