Pottawatamie Downtown Revitalization

Carson & Macedonia, Iowa – 3rd Congressional District

Mr. Grant Anderson
Omaha-Council Bluffs Metropolitan Area Planning Agency
[email protected]

The neighboring rural communities of Carson and Macedonia shared a need for the revitalization of some blighted commercial facades on key buildings in their downtown areas.  With neither community having enough structures to meet program requirements individually, they combined their projects through the sponsorship of Pottawatamie County who served as the CDBG grant applicant. In this way, both communities shared in the maximum amount of grant dollars available to an individual applicant and will be  able to repair, rehabilitate and preserve four buildings in Carson and five buildings in Macedonia.  Though small in number, the impact of these nine rehabilitated commercial structures will be significant in these very small communities.

Internal studies have shown that communities who were the recipients of DTR grants witness an increase in property values, sales tax and downtown activity.  More indirect effects of the project will include aesthetic improvements and historic building preservation.

The project is currently under construction with completion expected in November 2021.

Cities of Macedonia and Carson
Pottawattamie County
Carson Business Club
local property owners
Omaha-Council Bluffs Metropolitan Area Planning Agency
Iowa Economic Development Authority

CDBG $500,000
Private funds $100,853
Other public funds (please list source) $480,325, Cities of Macedonia and Carson
Total: $1,081,178

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