(BEDFORD) - The goal of Bedford City officials is to apply for a $98,000 grant from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs to cover administration tasks and revamp building facades around the Lawrence County Courthouse square as part of the Stellar Community grant program.
Marla Jones, the city's business and community development director, says the city's goal is to revamp 15 to 20 facades.
The initial budget estimates allocated $826,800 for facade renovations.
Trena Carter of Administrative Resources says, DLZ Architects of Indianapolis, an architectural firm will research the buildings' histories and do some initial design. After that, the architects will present ideas to the building owners, and the plans will proceed from there.
Carter added no budgets have been set for each building, but cause the needs for each varies.
Under the state's Stellar Community grant program, the city will see an investment of some $19 million -- about $11 million in state and federal grants and about $8 million from various other sources -- to renovate and revitalize the downtown.
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