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Eight years later, child care center breaks ground

Original post made on Jan 10, 2008

After years of discussion, debate and design, the city-sponsored child care center at Rengstorff Park broke ground on Monday afternoon. Construction is expected to go quickly, with a grand opening slated for September.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, January 3, 2008, 3:27 PM

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Posted by Jon Wiener
a resident of another community
on Jan 10, 2008 at 9:38 am

I thought the Packard Foundation's contribution was a loan, with the lease payments being just enough to cover operating costs and pay the interest on it. Is that wrong?

Clearly, the Foundation is thrilled to be participating in any fashion: "I inherited this project from my predecessor who inherited it from his," sounds as enthusiastic as Matt Pear was in nominating Greg Perry for vice mayor a few years ago.

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Posted by Ty Durekas
a resident of another community
on Jan 11, 2008 at 9:43 am

To the last person (Jon Weiner) - you are absolutely correct that the Packard Foundation did loan the money for the project and that our organization (CCLC) is making payments to equal and offset. We are not getting "free rent" and are paying a fair market rent along with serving low income families from the community in a very creative public private partnership, very exciting!

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Posted by Rhonda Stamps
a resident of Shoreline West
on Jan 22, 2008 at 1:32 pm

I live on California St in an apt building that touches one side of the park. I am very interested in finding out where I can get information on how to sign up or let someone know I am interested in being considered for a spot with the child care for my infant.

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