Zorn applauds grant for downtown Adrian rental rehabilitation project

LANSING, Mich. Sen. Dale Zorn announced on Wednesday that the city of Adrian will be able to help transform two vacant historic buildings downtown into residential units thanks to a recently approved state grant.

“These funds will help Adrian continue its downtown revitalization efforts, which is great news for local families and the entire area,” said Zorn, R-Ida. “Our downtown areas are the heartbeat of our communities, and I applaud the local leaders for working together with state officials and private developers to make this project a reality. By rehabilitating these historic buildings, we can help attract more economic activity and people to downtown Adrian.”

The Michigan Strategic Fund awarded Adrian $242,790 in Community Development Block Grant funds for a downtown rental rehabilitation project that includes renovating two vacant historic buildings into four new residential apartments, three of which will be reserved for low- to moderate-income households.

The project is expected to generate private investment of $219,053.