LANCASTER, WI (Ben Caxton) — Backers of the new Legion Park Community Center in Platteville have requested financial assistance from Grant County, making a presentation to the Grant County Board of Supervisors at their December meeting. The 5,700 square foot community center building is currently under construction, replacing the old Legion Park Art Hall which was torn down. Inspiring Community Incorporated is asking for the county to contribute one-half of one percent of the total project cost which works out to $5,500. Donors have so far contributed $920,000 to the $1.1 million project. Backers of the request say Platteville represent 25% of the population of the county, and county support for a project that would impact one-fourth of county residents makes sense adding that Platteville hosts regional meetings for economic development, agriculture, and youth development, and an accessible year-round facility would serve those groups and local government agencies. The main goal behind the new Legion Park Community Center is to gain back large population gatherings that have been lost to Dubuque, East Dubuque, and Galena for years, because of inadequate event center facilities in the southern part of Grant County and particularly along the Highway-151 corridor. The Grant County Board of Supervisors took no action on the funding request.