Senate District 31
Jay Hottinger
Hottinger Secures Funding for Key Projects in Licking County and Intel Mega Site
Senate To Vote on $3.5 Billion Investment in Ohio's Communities
May 31, 2022

COLUMBUS—State Senator Jay Hottinger (R-Newark) announced today he has secured funding for key projects in the 31st District, including $1,875,000 for seven projects in Licking County.

"I am pleased that we are able to support our local communities through the Capital Budget this year,” said Hottinger. “The investments made today in projects like local parks and cultural centers will go a long way to improve the quality of life and opportunities for residents of the 31st Senate District."

Capital Budget funding secured by Hottinger for Licking County:

  • $1,000,000 will be used to renovate the atrium of the Historic Newark Arcade, which will be a mixed-use project with commercial, public, and residential space. The funding will allow for the replacement of the historic glass ceiling providing a new energy efficient, temper controlled, and historically accurate glass atrium, which will host future community events and serve as the winter home for the Newark Farmer’s Market.  

  • $250,000 for the construction of a splash park in Johnstown that will feature a splash pad with multiple fountain features.

  • $175,000 for Bryn Du Barn in Granville to provide programs, support and events for active adults 60 and over, a community cultural performance center, multi-purpose space and a museum on the first floor.

  • $150,000 for Buckeye Lake Boat Ramps and Pier Enabling Project for the planning, design, engineering and construction of improved boat launch and access at the North Shore Buckeye Lake State Park.

  • $150,000 for the Johnstown Amphitheater in Hannahs Park.

  • $100,000 for the Louis Sullivan Building in Newark to restore the historic building to benefit the community and result in a new tourism center for the county.

  • $50,000 for the Reynoldsburg Center Ice Foundation for mixed use development that will include a medical facility and an athletic facility that contains two sheets of ice and an indoor house.

In addition, the senator helped obtain critical tax incentives and significant funding for road, water, and sewer improvements for the Intel mega project, the construction of plants that will manufacture semiconductor chips and make Licking County a key player in the technology industry. These incentives and funds will be helpful to Intel as they move forward with the largest economic development project in Ohio’s history. 

A full list of community projects for the entire state will be available later this week.
The Capital Budget will go to the Governor's desk for signing once it is approved by the House and Senate on Wednesday.
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