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   Neighborhood Association

                    Preservation of the Santa Teresa Foothills, Creation of a public trail
                    along the Coyote-Alamitos Canal, Public Education and Awareness,
                    Safe Neighborhoods, Hillside Development Enforcement


History of the Curie Landscaping Project

15 Apr 2009 12:08 AM | STFNA Admin (Administrator)
STFNA embarked on a landscape beautification program to clean up the five park strips that exist between Snell and Cottle on Curie Drive. This project was initially begun in February 2003 with a request to Council Member Forrest William's office about safety issues involving embedded glass on these same park strips by a concerned neighbor who later became an association member. In determining how this might get done, it was determined that a CAP grant would have to be applied for as the city of San Jose's budget did not allow for any re beautification monies beyond the scope of what had already been budgeted for the years 2004-2010.

The CAP grant application was submitted on June 1st, 2004 at 5:00PM in accordance with their requirements. After a 14 month process, the city finally provided us with official permission to apply for the grant and we were provided with a landscaping design. View the final design layouts...


The CAP grant of the city of San Jose granted our Association $22,000 towards cleaning and beautifying the city owned lots along Curie Drive.  Coupled with the $15,000 dedicated by District 2 (Thanks Forrest Williams!)  the total amount of $37k represents a little over half of what we needed to complete the entire project.  What this means is that we will have to scale down the project into three phases, use the initial round of monies for the 1st phase and continue to apply for grants to make up the 2nd and 3rd phase... The good news is that the majority of cosmetic work can be accomplished in the first stage.
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