City moves forward with Brooklyn work

Work continues on the multi-phase effort to revitalize Lancaster’s Brooklyn Avenue area.

At its Tuesday meeting, City Council unanimously accepted a bid to place a soil cap over a portion of the city’s property on 15th Street. The cap will “cover some environmental concerns” identified during an assessment of the property, said City Administrator Helen Sowell.

LCI – Lineberger Construction Inc. will perform the work – for $93,481 – which is contingent on the receipt of another federal Community Development Block Grant.

Engineering firm W.K. Dickson is overseeing the efforts.

“WK Dickson is familiar with the work of LCI – Lineberger,” project manager Brian Tripp wrote in a letter to Sowell late last month. “And based on our experience with them, can provide a positive reference.”

The project calls for fencing, signage and a “bridge” to be installed over a stream that feeds into an underground tunnel below the property.

The work is part of a wide-scale effort to revitalize the Brooklyn Avenue area.

The former Springs Industries building there now serves as training space for local emergency personnel. There’s been plenty of infrastructural improvements, too – all largely funded through Community Development Block Grant funding.

By Jesef Williams, Staff Reporter with The Lancaster News