Wright City

Wright City applies for grant to help improve downtown area

By Jason Koch, Editor
Posted 9/25/23

The Wright City board of aldermen approved applying for a community development block grant. The money would be used to improve the downtown.

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Wright City applies for grant to help improve downtown area


Aldermen approved applying for a grant that would help the Wright City improve its downtown area during the Sept. 14 meeting.

“This is a grant that we applied for last year but were not granted,” Mayor Michelle Heiliger said. “So our grant writer has attended some meetings, guiding us onto this that can make us more appealing to be awarded this grant, and she is putting together a new grant.”

Aldermen approved applying for the grant by a vote of 4-0.

Later in the meeting, Heiliger explained what the city would use the money for if they receive the grant.

“That grant is a community development block grant and it’s focused on the downtown area,” she said. “So sidewalks, it’s parking, it’s cleaning up the area in front of the railroad tracks, making that more aesthetically pleasing. We would like to create a pocket park if we have businesses who are willing to let us utilize property that they own in the downtown district, but it would be funds to make those improvements.”

About the author: Jason Koch is the editor of The Warren County Record, and covers local news and government for the newspaper. He has won multiple awards from both the Indiana and Illinois APME and from the Illinois Press Association. He can be reached at 636-456-6397 or at jason@warrencountyrecord.com

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