Tecumseh council approves two new community improvement grants
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
The Windsor Star/Dave Waddell
Tecumseh town council approved two more grants Tuesday under its Community Improvement Plan for the restoration of St. Anne’s Church and a new café along Lesperance Road.
The church received a grant of $15,000 while the Carrots N’ Dates café got $2,000 towards the construction of an outdoor patio.
With these latest grants, town council has approved more than $250,000 from the program since its inception in January 2016.
The Tecumseh Road Main Street Community Improvement Plan applies to the area centred on Tecumseh Road from the City of Windsor limits to the VIA Rail line east of Bedell Street.
The program is aimed at revitalizing and transforming the traditional “main street” and surrounding community into a vibrant mixed-use destination.
“My council colleagues and I are very excited about the changes occurring in our main street area,” Mayor Gary McNamara said.
“A number of developers and business owners have taken full advantage of this program and they are changing the face of our downtown. They bring with them new businesses and new residential opportunities.”
CIP grants have been used for building façade improvements, waiving of development charges, new residential town homes, apartment construction and outdoor patio construction.
The town has approximately $103,000 remaining in the 2017 budget for this program.