The Reedsport Main Street Program (RMSP) has been awarded a $100,000 Oregon Main Street Revitalization Grant.
The grant’s purpose is to support downtown revitalization efforts in communities participating in the Oregon Main Street Network, and may be used for the acquisition, rehabilitation, or construction of buildings in downtown areas.
Reedsport’s grant will be used primarily for the renovation and rehabilitation of the second-floor of the Burdick Building—located at 249 N. 4th St. in downtown Reedsport. Improvements will include new flooring, cabinets, appliances, and fixtures; the repair of an exterior block-glass transom window; and the painting of the building’s exterior to adhere to recommendations made by an architectural design consultant.
“Research has shown that downtown buildings with occupied second-floors are some of a community’s most valuable real estate. They increase the city’s tax base, provide building owners with reliable income for future improvements, and increase downtown activity. Our hope is that it will do these things, as well as act as a catalyst for further downtown revitalization efforts”, said Erik Hesseling, Program Coordinator of the Reedsport Main Street Program. “With the addition of upcoming improvements to the adjacent Rainbow Plaza and Reedsport Boat Launch, I definitely foresee a trend of continuing change in the downtown.”
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