Grand Haven officials recently met with downtown owners to gauge interest in doing a second round of façade improvement projects.
“I think the impact the past grant had was hugely significant,” City Planner Kristin Turkelson said. “I think they were great examples of what these programs can do.”
Earlier this year, the state provided Grand Haven with a total of $358,018; while private funds accounted for $461,968 for work at six properties in downtown, Centertown and Eastown.
The locations of the projects are 115, 119, 210, 732, 735 and 1118 Washington Ave.
Grand Haven Downtown Development Authority Executive Director Dana Kollewehr said they are excited for the potential for a second round of grants, as having façade projects done adds value to the business district.
“It does entice people to enter the building that's there because it’s welcoming and inviting,” Kollewehr said. "It really is so impactful, and it’s good to see people want to invest in their buildings."
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