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Milo plans hearing on grant for downtown

By Diana Bowley, BDN Staff

MILO, Maine — A public hearing on a grant application that would provide funding to help with the redevelopment of the downtown will be held next week.

The hearing, which will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, in the town hall, will focus on an application being submitted to the Community Development Block Grant program for a Downtown Revitalization Grant, according to Dr. Ken Woodbury Jr. of the Piscataquis County Economic Development Council.

A concept of the lower downtown block, as well as the facades, streetscape and landscape for the upper downtown block that would be redeveloped through the grant, if awarded, will be displayed during the hearing, Woodbury said Thursday.

The council is assisting the town in the redevelopment of the downtown after a devastating arson fire destroyed the Milo Flower Shop, a former movie theater, the Spot Game Room, Milo True Value Hardware, Hobnobbers Pub and the apartments above the businesses. It also heavily damaged the Milo House of Pizza.

The public is encouraged to comment on the application or the proposed project at the hearing. Those residents unable to attend may submit comments in writing to Woodbury, at PCEDC, 50 Mayo St., Dover-Foxcroft 04426.

In case of inclement weather, the hearing will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, in the town hall.


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