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Since We Last Met assistance, $4.8 million for additional parking, $300,000 to continue developing the lakefront recreation trail, and funds to continue cleaning up the site of the decommissioned former Fox Valley Energy Center. July 7 State transportation officials awarded $2.2 million in Lift Bridge Aids to four cities to cover costs incurred in 2014 for maintaining and operating lift bridges, including $319,926 to the City of Green Bay for the Main Street Bridge crossing the Fox River. The Lift Bridge Aid program is funded through state-collected highway user fees, motor fuel taxes and vehicle registration fees. July 7 Batra Hospitality Group announced plans to purchase and redevelop the former Park Central building in downtown Appleton into Class A office space. The three-story, 45,916sq. ft. former nightclub at 318 W. College Ave. in Appleton will continue to house Subway on the ground floor and KK Billiards in the lower level. Work on the building renovation is expected to be complete by the end of the year. Batra Hospitality is the same development group which purchased the Riverwalk Hotel in downtown Neenah in December 2014.

July 8 Lawrence University in Appleton received a $1.5 million donation from Dwight and Majorie Peterson to establish an endowed professorship in innovation. Dwight Peterson graduated from Lawrence in 1955 and worked 38 years at 3M Corp. He served on the Lawrence Board of Trustees from 2005 to 2013. Adam Galambos, associate professor of economics, will be the first holder of the professorship. July 13 Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker formally declared his candidacy for the 2016 presidential race, becoming the 16th Republican to seek the party’s nomination. Walker, 47, is in the first year of his second four-year term as the state’s top elected executive. July 13 The state Department of Transportation began work on the $1.7 million project to reconstruct the WIS 32/57 and County Road X intersection in De Pere as a single-lane roundabout. The intersection will be closed to traffic during construction, which is expected to be completed by midOctober. During the construction project, the De Pere East Industrial Park can be accessed from the east using County Road PP.

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