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Councilwoman Laura Pastor Applauds Grant Funding to Save Historic WPA Administration BuildingCouncilwoman Laura Pastor Applauds Grant Funding to Save Historic WPA Administration Building<div class="ExternalClassF7917504EE5840AC93F02B4419EFECE7"><div>“Today the City of Phoenix took the lead on rescuing a piece of history in the heart of our city. The historic WPA Administration building has stood at the Arizona State Fairgrounds since 1938, once housing New Deal era programs, but it has fallen into disrepair.</div><div><br></div><div>Advocacy from community members and the leadership of the Historic Preservation Office and Historic Preservation Commission have resulted in today’s City Council approval of a $120,000 historic preservation bond grant. This will be combined with $80,000 in funding recently provided by Phoenix IDA, so efforts can begin to repair the roof of the building and take steps to ready the property for future use.</div><div><br></div><div>I applaud my council colleagues and Phoenix IDA for making this funding available. The WPA building is an architectural and historical icon, and this grant is a testament to the City’s commitment to upholding preservation efforts. I hope that the renovation will spark more revitalization in the area.”</div></div>4/6/2016 11:00:00 PMDavid Urbinato602495-5405