Lawrence city commissioners Tuesday evening agreed to make another effort to win grant funding to restore the Santa Fe Depot in East Lawrence.
Commissioners agreed to submit an application to the Kansas Department of Transportation to fund $1.5 million worth of improvements to the 1950s-era building at Seventh and New Jersey streets.
The city would need to provide about $300,000 in local funds to match the state’s grant, if the project is selected.
The city also submitted applications for about $60,000 worth of work to restore the monument signs leading to the Breezedale neighborhood at 23rd and Massachusetts streets, and for $170,000 to build a concrete hike and bike patch from 23rd Street to 29th Street. Currently the path is an ag lime, gravel path.