CDBG Facade Program Freshens Up Downtown Building

Mayor Mayor is pleased to join with building owner Tim Grader and local contractor RG Penfield to celebrate the completion of the final façade completed in Downtown Greenfield with funding assistance from Greenfield’s Community Development Block Grant program. Five facades in Downtown Greenfield were assisted in the program which combines with private investment to infuse new energy into our downtown businesses.

In addition to 278-302 Main Street, other properties were also upgraded including Bakers Office Supply, 8-16 Federal Street, Swift Cleaners, and Greenfield Gallery. Property owners invested over $300,000 in these buildings to “freshen up” Greenfield’s downtown.

The City of Greenfield was pleased to partner with the property owners and local contractors on this initiative. Greenfield’s downtown is on the move. With the new activity in downtown spurred by Hawks and Reed Performing Arts Center, the reopening of the new Franklin County Justice Center, the new renovation of the Abercrombie Building, the construction of the new municipal garage, and the upcoming relocation of the Franklin County Health Center and the Center for Human Development to the west end of Main Street, downtown is abuzz with activity!

Also on the horizon is a fresh effort to redevelop the First National Bank building. The Greenfield Redevelopment Authority acquired the property from the Franklin County CDC. A new non-profit “Friends of the First National Bank” is in the works to partner with the GRA and City to make “somethin’ good” happen here. The Friends of the First National Bank members include Mayor Martin, John Lunt, Adam Provost, Linda McInerney & Chris Sikes.

Examining the new facade

Calendar of Events
Wed, Feb 8, 2023, 1:00 pm
Wed, Feb 8, 2023, 5:30 pm
via Zoom (link will be posted on the agenda)
Posted to: City Council
Wed, Feb 8, 2023, 6:00 pm
John Zon Community Center – 35 Pleasant Street
Posted to: Public Schools