Main Street Arts Receives Brownfields Clean Up Grant from WRC
In April 2014 Windham Regional Commission signed an agreement with Main Street Arts (MSA), a non-profit community arts center located in Saxtons River, to grant the organization $133,658 for Brownfields clean up. The grant is being used for the remediation of their adjoining site (33 Main Street) to allow them to make their existing building handicapped accessible.
The project will include building an addition that will house accessibility features including an elevator, a handicap accessible bathroom, and an exterior ramp. To its existing building MSA will add a sprinkler system, weatherize, and stabilize the second floor.
Established in 2011, the Windham Region Brownfields Reuse Initiative Revolving Loan Fund provides loans and grants to facilitate cleanup of contaminated properties (Brownfields) in the towns of the WRC’s service area. The purpose of this program is to assist in the revitalization of these properties to promote jobs and a cleaner environment in the WRC Region. It is intended that these loans and grants fill funding gaps for cleanup and ultimate redevelopment of Brownfields. Loan funds are available to public, private and nonprofits and grants are available to municipalities and nonprofits.