LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – The city of Hillsdale has been awarded a $785,500 Community Development Block Grant from the State to clean up blight and rehabilitate a downtown project.
The 42 Union Street Redevelopment project will create a mixed-use retail space and eight apartments. It will also add three jobs to the community.
A total investment of more than $1.5 million will be needed to complete the project.
Hillsdale’s project is one of five Michigan community development projects that are expected to generate nearly $14 million in total investment are getting state support.
The Michigan Economic Development Corp. announced Thursday the Michigan Strategic Fund will boost the projects.
The village of Edmore has been awarded $625,875 in Community Development Block Grant funds for the Edmore Marketplace, a project that includes restoring a blighted historic building into a year-round, indoor marketplace and activity center.
Benzie County is getting $463,370 for a Crystal Mountain expansion. Munising has been awarded $459,050 for the Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center project. And Port Huron Citadel LLC is expected to get a $200,000 performance-based grant for renovation of the Port Huron Citadel building.
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