Slinger looks at grant money for downtown redevelopment study

Posted by on Dec 18, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Slinger looks at grant money for downtown redevelopment study

EXCERPTS FROM GMTODAY, SLINGER — The village’s participation in the Washington County EPA Brownfield Grant Coalition could aid plans for redevelopment of the downtown area. The village must still make a formal application to the coalition to use about $27,500 remaining in Slinger’s $40,000 share of the grant money, but they believe it should be just a formality. Each community in the coalition received a $40,000 share of the money.

On Monday, village trustees approved having Vandewalle and Associates, at a cost not to exceed $27,500, work with the village on issues related to downtown redevelopment. Contamination concerns have been raised in the past over some of the property in the downtown area and how redevelopment could proceed there.

“We want them to take a deeper look at the needs and wants for the village’s downtown,” Village Administrator Jessi Balcom said.

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