grant to go toward aquarium roof
|DETROIT: $40,000 grant to
go toward aquarium roof
The City of Detroit is to receive a $40,000
grant toward the cost of repairing the roof at
the Belle Isle Aquarium, which closed in 2003
amid some public protest.
The state granted Detroit the money with hopes
that after the fixing the roof, the city would
be able to reopen the aquarium to the public.
But the grant falls short of the estimated
$195,000 it will take to stabilize the roof,
said Vincent Anwunah, the city's general manger
for planning design and construction management.
Anwunah says additional funds are to be sought
through the City Planning Commission or by
seeking more grant money to cover the remaining
Detroit Free Press