As we know, MAPS 3..announced today..$777 million. If you didn't know that, read the post below. I guestimated on the breakdown, and it turns out I was right..the convention center will be shortsighted. I think I suggested it get $350 million... try a little over $250 million, but whatever. Here's the total breakdown from this City pdf:
The Park: $130 million..additional nuggets of wisdom: 2 blocks wide between I-40 and the boulevard, only one block wide south of I-40.
Transit: $130 million..additional nuggets of wisdom: Will include streetcar and possibly commuter rail depending on whether the City can get a matching federal grant for fixed rail transit. (Commuter rail to MWC will already happen regardless.)
Convention Center: $280 million..additional nuggets of wisdom: The official proposal does not specify a location for the convention center like it does the park.
Sidewalks: $10 million..additional nuggets of wisdom: The 2008 bond issue included $68 million for sidewalks to be placed next to all resurfacing projects, but this is for "strategically placed sidewalks" near inner-city schools and libraries and connecting other sidewalk segments.
Trails: $40 million..additional nuggets of wisdom: The city has a trails masterplan that won't be complete unless this initiative passes.
River improvements: $60 million..additional nuggets of wisdom: They think they can do a small stadium, Lincoln Bridge improvements, a whitewater attraction, a floating stage, and more for just $60 million.
Senior centers: $50 million..additional nuggets of wisdom: The proposal omits specifics about where they will be, how many there will be, etc.. but I imagine probably placed in the wards of Skip Kelley and Brian Walters.
Fairgrounds: $60 million..additional nuggets of wisdom: No expo center.
The file also includes statements of support from councilmen Ryan and McAtee. Pete White, Meg Salyer, and others were in attendance at the press conference.