The Small Town Economic Assistance Program (STEAP) grant application is in and it’s only a matter of time before we know if Phase 2 of the improvements to Ledyard’s town center will be funded by the state. The grant asks for $500,000 for the second phase of improvements that are intended to “enhance the aesthetic and economic character of Ledyard Town Center,” according to the application.
The second phase will enhance parts of the fairgrounds, the area in front of Ledyard Center School and area in front of Town Hall.
According to the application, the fairgrounds will get “a new state/community theatre, new parking paving and curbing, lighting, upgraded power services to facilitate large events, new soil, lawn & irrigation, trees & plantings, reconfigured walking track and a new expanded crosswalk to facilitate safe access to the green.”
The application also says that the Town Hall plaza will be “a new street-side plaza with stone walls, lights, benches, and plantings & trees. Additionally, the streetscape will be continued along the western end of Rte 117 by reducing excess pavement, defining/narrowing driveway entrances and adding new sidewalks and street trees.”
They will also continue the stone wall, trees and sidewalk along the front of Ledyard Center school.