To get the funds, they had to face the facts. More than a third of the building space in downtown Waynesboro is vacant. One in four buildings is in substandard condition. New shops frequently fail.|
Such findings play prominently in an unprecedented downtown inventory recently completed by city officials pursuing a master plan for downtown revitalization and up to $1 million in federal money for construction.
The thoroughness of the inventory and its testament to downtown challenges convinced the state Department of Housing and Community Development this month to commit $35,000 in federal money to the city through the Community Development Block Grant program.
Getting the grant money is just the beginning.
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