2017-12-13 / Front Page

City of Millen applying for Redevelopment Fund Grant


The City of Millen is applying for a Redevelopment Fund Grant which, if awarded, will be used to fund a Main Street Millen project to acquire and renovate the former Millen Pharmacy building on Cotton Avenue. 
(Staff photo by Deborah Bennett) The City of Millen is applying for a Redevelopment Fund Grant which, if awarded, will be used to fund a Main Street Millen project to acquire and renovate the former Millen Pharmacy building on Cotton Avenue. (Staff photo by Deborah Bennett) The City of Millen is applying for a Redevelopment Fund Grant for up to $650,000 through the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. The action was approved during a recent meeting of Millen City Council.

If awarded, the grant funds will be used for acquisition, stabilization, preservation and rehabilitation of the former Millen Pharmacy building located at 601 Cotton Avenue. The building will be rehabilitated as a Main Street Millen project. After sale or lease/rental of the building, the revenue can be used to establish a Revolving Loan Fund which can be used to rehabilitate other buildings.

“Hopefully, we can start saving some of the buildings in downtown Millen before they are gone,” said City Manager Jeff Brantley.

An Environmental Review Record (ERR) in regard to the proposed project has been made by the City and is on file at the City of Millen Municipal Building for review by the public and copying during normal business hours of 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Any interested agencies, groups and persons may submit written comments on the ERR for consideration by the City to Mayor King Rocker at 919 College Avenue on or before Dec. 21st.

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