Stories tagged with: Community Development

March 6, 2013 - 6:24am
1 year 6 weeks ago

The City of Zanesville will soon search for new owners of a historic building.

At last month's City Council meeting officials passed an ordinance to allow the building at 131 Market Street to be turned over to the Community Improvement Corporation for sale. The boarded up building was once a passenger depot for the railroad.

The city hopes that by making this move it will allow someone to come in and revitalize the property.

"It's an arm that allows us to avoid the...

August 27, 2012 - 2:06pm
1 year 33 weeks ago

The commissioners received an update on grant activity throughout Muskingum County.

Community Development Director Sheila Samson delivered information on Formula Grants, Moving Ohio Forward Grants and the 2012 Community Housing Improvement Grant. These grants will help provide needed changes like sewer and street improvements throughout the county. 

"We have a 2012 Formula Grant that we will be working on. That's to help various communities with mainly street paving...

October 5, 2011 - 5:03pm
2 years 28 weeks ago

Some improvements are taking place on the east side of Zanesville thanks to a Neighborhood Revitalization Grant.

Wednesday the grant could be seen in use in the Jim Tucker Memorial Park as ball-courts were being resurfaced. Other projects being completed as part of the grant include sewer separation on Wayne Avenue, Water Replacement on Grant Street, and road improvements on Davis Street and Dillon Road.

"We work hard at making sure when we complete those applications we...

May 19, 2011 - 5:02pm
2 years 48 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Commissioners received an update on the status of the 2011 Community Development Block Grant Thursday.

The grant, given at the state level allows townships and villages to apply for funding for small projects like road resurfacing, landscaping, and building renovations. Eleven communities applied for funds this year, but it's still unknown exactly how much the county will be able to dole out.

"We're anticipating 150 to 200,000 dollars and the...

June 3, 2010 - 11:45am
3 years 45 weeks ago


One group says if the community fills out a survey they may be able to get a grant to improve their neighborhood.

Zanesville Community Development Director Stacy Clapper held a public meeting at Abbot to tell residents on the east side of Zanesville about the Neighborhood Revitalization Program. Clapper says these meetings are to talk to people about the projects that they plan to work on if they get the grant and which ones are the most important to the public.

"It...

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