Riverview Alternative School

The Riverview Alternative School will soon see a facelift, including an outdoor recreation center. The Manchester Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted July 2 to accept a Project Diabetes Grant in the amount of $450,000 for the renovation of the school.

The Riverview Alternative School will soon see a facelift, including an outdoor recreation center.

The Manchester Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted July 2 to accept a Project Diabetes Grant in the amount of $450,000 for the renovation of the school.

The project includes construction of a trailhead park, greenhouse and outdoor recreation center on the Riverview School property, according to the approved resolution.

Riverview Alternative School is located at Emerson Street. The land is jointly owned by Manchester City Schools and Coffee County Schools, and the school is partially unused. The grant will soon change that.

Awarded by the Department of Health, the grant doesn’t require matching funds from the city.

After completing the project, the city will continue to maintain the area.

The management of the Riverview area will become the responsibility of the Parks and Recreation Department, with the department’s budget covering the upkeep.

Elena Cawley may be reached via email at ecawley@manchestertimes.com.