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|More Facade Work to be Considered by Galesburg Aldermen Monday
|Two more Galesburg businesses could begin work to rehab the front of their buildings if the Galesburg City Council gives their blessings to the proposals Monday night.
Aldermen are to consider facade renovation grants for both Miller Dredge Insurance Agency and The Kensington.
Miller Dredge owner Jeff Peterson is asking for the full 40-thousand dollar grant, a little less than half the cost of his project that would see 456 East Main Street, the former Leath Furniture Building, renovated.
Documents sent to the City Council indicate new windows and an entrance would be put on the north side of the buildings, and to replace awning sashes and add storefront lighting.
Aldermen will also consider a $177,000 revolving loan to Miller Dredge to allow Peterson to help purchase the building, remodel the inside, and install a new air conditioning system.
The Kensington is also asking for a $40,000 facade grant so that windows, awnings, and exterior doors can be replaced, and so that some lighting can be added.
The Galesburg City Council meets at 6:30pm Monday inside council chambers at City Hall.
Aldermen Monday night will also hold a work session starting at 5:45 to discuss financing for the long-proposed rail crossing quiet zones -- specifically, the remaining $1 million the city will have to front outside of federal and state dollars, and money provided by the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad.
(The former Leath Furniture Building now)
(Proposed improvements to the facade at 456 E. Main)
(Current look at the awnings and facade of the Kensington, and what is proposed to be done. Photos and graphics courtesy City of Galesburg.)
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