Funding will benefit small businesses, tourism
State Rep. Beth Griffin today announced a $184,850 community development grant awarded to the city of South Haven by the Michigan Strategic Fund.
The grants will fund two downtown façade projects to historically renovate the South Haven Masonic Temple (321 Center St.) and D&S Real Estate Management LLC (413 Phoenix St.) and also make the downtown more viable and attractive for shoppers and visitors.
“I love to see investments being made in our community,” said Griffin, of Mattawan. “Downtown South Haven is a wonderful place for businesses and tourism and I’m very grateful that others are recognizing that. I look forward to seeing the fruits of these projects.”
The Michigan Strategic Fund works with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation to administer economic and community development grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.