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GREENVILLE WINS $1.9 MILLION STATE GRANT FOR DOWNTOWN PLAZA

 

The City of Greenville will be moving forward on a new downtown pavilion with a stage and bandstand to accommodate music and theatrical events thanks to the announcement of the city being awarded a $1.9 million state grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.

The Greenville Plaza Project will also include a welcome center, public restrooms, ADA-accessible ramps, and outdoor seating for dining and public events. The public plaza is a 100% municipal project and will cost $2.5 million. The state grant of $1.9 million under the competitive Downtowns and Illinois Main Streets Capital Program will be joined by a local match of federal American Rescue Plan Act funds, City funds and potential legacy gifts, to fund 20-25% (or $625,000) of the project. The construction effort will create dozens of jobs for skilled carpenters, electricians, operators, iron workers, laborers, cement masons and other high-quality tradespeople.