The city of Urbanas is making it a point to put its money where its mouth is.
The city council approved $15 million for the B17 program, with $2 million for construction and $3 million for maintenance.
It is the first time in the city’s history that Urbans budget has gone above $100 million.
The plan is to use the money to add about 100 apartments to the core of the downtown core, including a hotel and a mixed-use building with shops, offices, restaurants and shops.
Urbanna will also be the first city in the country to put an underground station at the top of a hill for the citywide light rail system.
The B17 projects are the latest in a series of projects to be completed by the city to make Urbaniacs urban future more attractive.
In January, the city announced a plan to install a pedestrian bridge to replace the old bridge on Washington Street between the north end of the City Hall Plaza and the intersection of Washington and Market streets.
The project will include $15.4 million for pedestrian bridge construction, including $10 million for bridge-building materials and $4 million to improve lighting.
The city also expects to get $10.8 million from the state to pay for road resurfacing.