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Anchored by Downtown Development, Herndon’s 2019 Budget Boosts Spending

by RestonNow.com April 25, 2018 at 3:30 pm 4 Comments

The Herndon Town Council passed a $60.2 million budget for next year, a nearly 18 percent increase over last year.

The budget package, which was approved Tuesday night, holds the line on taxes. The general fund budget increased moderately by 1.7 percent to $35.2 million.

A significant portion of the spending boost is tied to the development of downtown Herndon and vehicle and pedestrian access improvements.

The budget includes $2.7 million for improvements on Van Buren Street and Herndon Parkway, $730,000 for improvements at the intersection of Herndon Parkway and Spring Street and $900,000 for improvements at the intersection of Elden Street and Monroe Street. An additional $500,000 is included for downtown parking and an arts facility.

Local officials are considering adding a second story to the Herndon Community Center to create more space for fitness activities and storage. The project also includes plans to upgrade locker rooms and a reconfigured entrance to address issues with HVAC system in the current lobby.

Funding for a 4,000-square-foot nature center at Runnymede Park is also included in the budget.

The complete budget will be available online by July. 1

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  • Greg

    But nothing to fix the depressed manholes on Elden street. No wonder there are so many car repair shops in Herndon…

    • 30yearsinreston

      They need more bike lanes

      • E

        You should make the woonerf joke in more threads it’s really funny

        • 30yearsinreston

          Thanks for playing
          Now toddle along

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