RUTLAND, Vt. - Rutland awarded a community development grant to help kick off an effort to revitalize the Northwest neighborhood in the city.
A press release says the $1.25 million funding is part of a broader revitalization effort that will improve infrastructure, new vacant building ordinances, municipal tax stabilization, public safety measures, community building, and gardens.
“Northwest Rutland has a proud history and many assets,” said Gov. Peter Shumlin. “Under the leadership of Mayor Louras, this grant and the private investment it triggers will build on its strengths and help it reclaim its place as a neighborhood of choice. Soon, its restored buildings, renewed sense of community, refreshed streets and proximity to downtown and recreational areas will makes the homes in the Northwest Neighborhood among the most desirable in the City and beyond.”
The funding comes from the approximately $6.5 million Vermont receives annually in Community Development Block Grant funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
More information about the Vermont Community Development Program is available at: http://accd.vermont.gov/strong_communities.
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