Six years of community investment

Published: Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 09:31 AM.

In the future, the PSJRA will seek collaboration with the newly-reorganized Downtown Merchants Association.

“We think that is a win for the community,” Alsobrook said.

The final phase of the U.S. 98 landscaping is complete and with the deck installed at the Billy Joe Rish Parking Memorial Parking Lot, Alsobrook said the PSJRA wants to create a community informational center.

“That is all part of our goal to make people want to stop and know what is in the city,” Alsobrook said. “That has been the challenge since day one. We are hoping to solve that to a degree.”

Another ongoing success story is the façade grant program which allows small businesses in the community to apply for funding to improve storefronts.

More than $400,000 has been invested in that program.

“We are very proud of the businesses who have taken advantage of the façade grant program,” Alsobrook said.

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