City may allocate $1 million for Chinese Reconciliation Park

City Council members heard the first reading of an ordinance Aug. 9 that would accept two state grants worth a combined $1,032,320 for the construction of Chinese Reconciliation Park on the shore of Commencement Bay. The ordinance would also allow the City to accept $20,000 in cash or in-kind equivalents from the Chinese Reconciliation Foundation and have the City match the grant funds with $1,019,679 from the Economic Development Special Revenue Fund for a combined total of $2,017,999 for the park project. A groundbreaking ceremony for Chinese Reconciliation Park is scheduled for Aug. 19.