The Downtown Greensburg Development Corporation began serving the downtown business community in 1985 by coordinating revitalization efforts and promoting economic growth. In 2001, the DGDC was gifted money from the Alma Taylor estate. And in 2009, the DGDC Board of Directors formed the Alma Taylor Foundation in order to assure that the funds would benefit the community for many years to come.
We are very fortunate to have a town center with a rich history and unique architecture dating back to the 19th century. In order to help preserve these buildings and encourage business development in the downtown area, the ATF has created a building grant program to aid property owners with rehabilitation and restoration efforts.
Since 2009, over $200,000 in grants have been awarded to twenty-two building owners in downtown Greensburg; when paired with the 50% owner match, the impact of these grants doubles to $400,000, all invested in improving the historic structures of downtown Greensburg. Over the past eight years, these grants have been used for a number of structural improvements, such as: new roofs, new sewers, wall repairs, interior renovations, and electrical upgrades.
The latest grant awarded in 2017 went toward facade improvements on the property located at 202 W. Main Street. The first grant, awarded in 2009, went to 217 N. Broadway Street. The funds were also used for a façade remodel.