Downtown Revitalization Progress Continues

With the completion of two additional building façade renovation projects, progress continues with the City’s Downtown Revitalization Program. The two projects recently completed by the City’s contractor – Sparks Constructors, Inc., of Kirksville – are at 107 and 119 W. Washington St. Projects currently underway include 111 and 113 W. Washington St. The Downtown Revitalization Program allows the City and property owners to share in the cost to revitalize these facades through funds generated by the Downtown Tax Increment Finance (TIF) District. These same funds will also be used for new sidewalk, pedestrian lights, street trees, benches, and trashcans in the Program’s target areas. Assistant City Manager Ashley Young says the goal is for building façade and public infrastructure improvements to work together in attracting businesses, shoppers, and events to the Downtown and help revitalize the heart of the community.