SCCI Aids in Securing $500,000 Strong Neighborhoods Fund grant for Dowtown Laurel Revitalization

April 13th, 2017

SCCI helped to facilitate the acquisition of a state-funded grant to support a major facelift in Laurel’s Old Town. Delaware’s Strong Neighborhoods Fund has awarded $500,000 to the Laurel Redevelopment Corporation for the construction of four new homes and the purchase-rehabilitation of six more in the section of town between Central Avenue and Oak Street (east-west) and Market Street and the waterfront (north-south).

SCCI partnered with Cedar Creek Planners, the Town of Laurel, Sussex County Habitat for Humanity, and Milford Housing Development Corporation on the revitalization project. The local Habitat for Humanity affiliate has purchased two of the homes in the neighborhood and has made an offer on a third. The town is contributing a vacant lot it owns at the corner of Market and Oak streets and part of the municipal parking lot along Second Street for the construction of four new homes.

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