The money comes from programs administered by the Dept. of Housing & Community Development.
Brunswick, Md (KM) The City of Brunswick is receiving some state money from Governor Larry Hogan’s Fiscal Year 2020 neighborhood revitalization program.
An amount of $400,000 is coming from the Strategic Demolition Fund for the Downtown Brunswick Building Acquisition project. It will be used by the City to acquire blighted and underused properties in the downtown area. “It’s very encouraging to see the state supporting local economic development,” says Brunswick Mayor Jeffrey T. Snoots, in a statement.. “This grant is a key component in helping the city reach its full potential.”
Brunswick Main Street is receiving $55,000 from the Community Legacy Fund toward the Facade and Interior Improvements Program, and $200,000 for the installation of a fire sprinkler system at Cannon Events, a historically significant event space. Total cost of the sprinkler system is $250,000, and .the remaining $50,000 will come from Dave Blackmon, the owner of Smoketown Brewing Station, and the City of Brunswick’s Economic Development Commission Connection Fee Program.
“Both of these grants fill significant needs,” says Sophie Smith, Brunswick Main Street Manager, in a statement.. “Each Grant is helping us accelerate the process of revitalizing Brunswick.”
These state programs are administrated by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
The City of Brunswick and Brunswick Main Street are part of nearly 200 cities, counties and organizations across the state which have received a total of 600-million dollars in grants.
By Kevin McManus