Applicants Sought for Downtown Beautification Program

BROWNSVILLE, TX - The City of Brownsville set out on an important mission In 2016, to revitalize downtown and make it a ‘vibrant…business district.’ This week we see that one of what the city calls ‘a key component’  is almost complete in Brownsville’s Market Square. In addition, a new beautification program is in the works.

Josh Mejia Marketing for the Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation (BCIC) says, “So now that we are going to work on this area here, we are now incentivizing building owners that have buildings in this area to make some capital improvements.”

Whether it’s painting building facades, removing debris, or cleaning building exteriors, the Downtown Beautification Program is looking to reward private businesses with grants.

Mejia states, “Small incentives of 5 thousand dollars for that want to do capital improvements here in this area.”

There are many buildings in the downtown area that are old, abandoned and neglected. A program like this may incentivize private business to join in on the revitalization.

“We hope that through this program they feel a little bit more incentivized to do that,” says Mejia.

This program is for buildings located in the Mainstreet District. The BCIC claims that their focus is vacant commercial buildings. Those seeking to apply can find the application here https://www.cob.us/DocumentCenter/View/5326

“The application is very straightforward,” says Mejia.

Applicants must pass screening prior to receiving the award. They will be expected to submit approximately 1000 dollars as part of the application process.

You can find more details here: http://www.bcic.us/newsroom/files/main-street-district-brownsville-accepting-applications-for-downtown-beautification-program.html

 


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