The first batch of projects spurred by the $500,000 G.R.O.W. Greenwood Initiative has been approved. The program provides matching grants to help businesses in prominent locations make aesthetic improvements.
The program’s acronym stands for Granting Revitalization and Opportunity for the Workplace.
Mayor Mark Myers says "these investments benefit Greenwood on a number of fronts. Community aesthetics play a fundamental role in attracting and retaining both residents and businesses. We’re investing in making public spaces more appealing, and the G.R.O.W. initiative creates an incentive for local businesses to follow suit."
The first project involves a total investment of $50,000, half of which from a city match. Storm Chiropractic Clinic will make improvements to its office complex, which also includes a dermatologist, dentist, counselor, musical therapist, Montessori school and ministry. The owners say without the grant, the planned new signage, windows, landscaping, lighting and fencing "likely" would not have happened.
The second involves renovating three buildings on the city’s Main Street. In all, the city is providing half the funding for an estimated $166,000 in façade replacement work and a new patio.
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