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Gavarone Announces Millions More for District Projects

Investment Marks the Second Phase of $4.2 Billion Capital Budget Process
June 17, 2024
Theresa Gavarone News

COLUMBUS—State Senator Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) announced millions for key Capital Budget projects across Senate District 2 and Northwest Ohio. This is the second phase of the process following last week’s announcement of a $350 million investment by the Senate in Ohio communities from the One-Time Strategic Community Investment Fund.

"The Capital Budget funds upgrades and incredible new projects that serve our entire region and residents," Gavarone said. "This investment into our cultural and recreational centers, mental health and personal safety services, and higher education to prepare our next generation for the jobs of tomorrow will continue to improve countless lives."

Some of the projects funded in Senator Gavarone's region include:

Battery Park Coastal Improvements
Norwalk Theater restoration 
Feichtner Memorial Building Project 
Put-in-Bay Downtown Promenade Renovation
Recreational Project at the Bowling Green Training and Community Center
The Cocoon project for Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence 
Seawall and River Edge Reconstruction Project 
Inclusive Multigenerational Community and Recreation Center (IMCRC) 
BGSU Semiconductor and Microfabrication Lab 
Harroun Barn Restoration/Preservation 
Owens Community College Robotics and PLC Lab Expansion (Perrysburg)
Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion
Toledo YWCA Domestic Shelter Project  
Walbridge Railway Park Improvements 
National Museum of the Great Lakes Second Wave Expansion
TAPA- Toledo Center for the Performing Arts 
OhioGuidestone Youth and Family Resiliency Center 
Valentine Theater Renovations 
Collingwood Arts Center Upgrades 
Lucas County Juvenile Justice Center/Youth Treatment Center Upgrades 
Toledo Lutheran Social Services Expansion Project 

The Capital Budget also includes $600 million for new construction and facility upgrades at Ohio's public schools and $575 million for local infrastructure projects such as roads and water and sewer projects.

The legislature generally approves a Capital Budget every two years, funding needed improvements to public services and facilities across the state, including schools, infrastructure, and mental health and addiction facilities.

The House and Senate introduced similar legislation today that will be vetted in both chambers. See a full list of Capital Budget projects by clicking here, and follow On the Record to keep updated on this year’s process.