Danville is a step closer to building a $5.2 million parking garage and bus station on Third and Walnut streets. The Federal Transit Administration has given the city the OK to start the 30-day public comment period today on a document called an environmental assessment. When the public comment period is finished, the city can solicit bids for the parking garage in June.
What's at stake? The FTA must sign off on the environmental assessment before the city can get a $1.75 million federal grant. The FTA said there are some minor revisions, but nothing that should hold up the grant, according to Julie Wagner, executive director of the Heart of Danville.
What is an environmental assessment? A document that weighs the impact of any federal or federally-funded project on the environment and historic properties. Federal law requires the city to complete the document before it receives its federal grant. The FTA then reviews the document.