If city council decides to revive either or both districts, a uniform grant application and process would make using the grants easier for those districts, versus establishing a new plan altogether.
Board members asked Cavender and West Side Main Street Executive Director Stephanie Johnson to create a single application to present at the next meeting.
In other business, the authority discussed the status of construction on the new East End park off Dixie Street. The park's first phase - the built-up portion near Dixie Street - is 95 percent complete, said James Hemme of GAI Consultants.
For the second phase, located in the rear of the property, Hemme said the state Department of Environmental Protection has only required 12 inches of dirt to be replaced on the back part of the property to counter small amounts of hydrocarbon contamination found on the long-vacant lot.
Some of that dirt will come from the MVB Bank construction downtown, but GAI is looking for more.
"There isn't going to be any type of large-scale landscaping (in that phase)," Hemme said.
Building the park has been discussed since the mid-2000s. The process has involved property acquisition, demolition of houses, repairs to utilities on the property and environmental remediation.
"We are correcting a lot of the problems from the past," authority Director Jim Edwards said.
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