Pavlov announces community development grant for Marine City

LANSING—Sen. Phil Pavlov announced on Thursday a new state grant that will make possible façade improvements for three buildings in downtown Marine City.

The Michigan Strategic Fund recently approved a $195,310 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to the city for improvements to the Snug Theater, the Riviera Restaurant and a distressed building that is currently vacant.

“This grant will help Marine City continue its revitalization and attract new jobs and development to the area,” said Pavlov, R-St. Clair Township. “This is great news for these businesses and for the entire community.”

Pavlov said the project is expected to generate total private investment in the amount of $286,182.

The grant is made available by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) with funds provided by the federal CDBG program.

The Michigan Strategic Fund, in cooperation with MEDC, administers the economic and community development portions of the CDBG program, which utilizes funds received from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.