Seymour has been named as one of 13 municipalities to receive a Main Street Investment Fund grant, reports The Valley Gazette. The town will receive $375,000 to make the downtown area compliant with the American with Disabilities Act.
The Main Street Investment Fund provides financial incentives to eligible municipalities and owners of commercial private properties for expenditures that directly support and enhance a qualified project. Awards are up to $500,000 and can be used for expenses such as building improvements, signage, lighting, and streetscape improvements. Specifically, Seymour will use portions of the grant for standardizing sidewalks in a more attractive stamped brick, replanting trees in the downtown area, and retrofitting light fixtures with high-efficiency LED lamps.
The Valley Gazette noted the good news came about the grant comes just a few months after Connecticut Main Street Center recognized Seymour with its 2014 “Renewed Commitment to Main Street” Award. Town officials applauded the award, saying it would further Seymour’s downtown revitalization efforts.