Twin Falls Downtown Businesses Get URA Grants
Money that was left over from the now defunct Downtown Business Improvement District may soon be used to fix up building fronts in the downtown area. A Twin Falls Urban Renewal Agency subcommittee has approved around $43,000 of the initial $80,000 for matching funds to downtown business owners who will use the money to fix up storefronts. Agency representatives say many of the grant requests are coming from business owners who had not originally intended to fix up their storefronts but the matching funds has prompted them to go ahead. The applications for the matching funds will be presented to the full URA board maybe as soon as the April meeting for final approval. Subcommittee members said they were somewhat surprised by the number of business owners who wanted to participate in the program.