JAMESTOWN – Landscaping, porch repairs, painting, sidewalk replacement, and many other projects will soon be underway in the city as part of the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation’s (JRC) annual Renaissance Block Challenge.
The program gives property owners access to matching grants and other assistance to complete a wide range of exterior improvements. Five neighborhood clusters located on Beechview, Dearborn, Ellis, Euclid, and Hotchkiss were chosen for this year’s finalists.
The five groups include 86 property owners and are a mix of owner-occupants and landlords.
The Renaissance Block Challenge is a component of the neighborhood revitalization plan adopted by Jamestown’s City Council in December 2010. It is managed by the JRC.
Funding for the Renaissance Block Challenge’s matching grants is being provided by the John A. and Oscar Johnson Memorial Trust.
For more information on the Renaissance Block Challenge or to see updates on this year’s projects, please visit www.jamestownrenaissance.org or call 664-2477. You can also see updates on the JRC’s Facebook page.