The City of Scottsboro was awarded a Community Development Block Grant to remove abandoned and blighted properties in the city. Scottsboro Mayor Robin Shelton announced he was given notification that the city had received the grant on Friday.
Shelton said there were 24 properties that had signed off to participate in the grant. Those 24 properties are 345, 321 and 313 West Mary Hunter Avenue; 403 and 405 West Willow Street; 104 South Street, 211 Vann Street, 209 Poplar, 805 Sisk Street, Old Masonic Hall at Elm Street and North Houston Street, 100 and 101 Oak Street, 249, 309 and 409 East Maple Avenue, 811 South Broad Street, 506 Wallace Lane, 1904 and 3215 East Willow Street, 101 Mimosa Lane, 1577 Gant Road, 2906 Veterans Drive, 171 Hurt Street, 515 Law Street, and 2025 Old Larkinsville Road.
“This will be good for the city to clean up some areas that need it,” said City Council President Patrick Stewart.
Shelton said this is a good thing for Scottsboro, and it will make the city more appealing to its citizens.
The Community Development Block Grant the city was awarded is for $250,000. The Community Enhancement Grant will help with the cost of the project. The grant would be 80% funded, and the city would be responsible for 20%.