City invited to submit full facade grant application

Progress is being made in an attempt to obtain grant funding that would improve the look of several buildings along Washington Avenue in Grand Haven. City Planner Kristin Keery said the Michigan Strategic Fund board last week invited the city of Grand Haven to submit a full application for facade grant funding from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. She said it is a "positive sign' that the city has been invited to participate this far in the program.
Alex Doty
Sep 2, 2011

“Unfortunately, because it is such a complex process, it is a time consuming process to go through,” Keery said.

The city is applying for a $358,018 state grant. The funding would go toward facade improvements at 115, 119, 210, 732, 735 and 1118 Washington Ave.

“This is good news because, if the MSF board doesn’t approve it, you are done,” Keery said.

Work at many of the buildings along Washington Avenue would receive matching funds by the property owners. This funding would allow for improved facades, new windows, paint and other exterior amenities.

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Harry Kovaire

Welfare for the wealthy.

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