Monday, December 19, 2016

CRA Press Release: National Trust for Historic Preservation grant for the historic 1000 Lake Ave. building

“The Lake Worth CRA is investing in our community to revitalize and rebuild our neighborhoods and commercial corridors. We are dedicated to maintaining the character of the City, responding to community needs and encouraging sustainable economic growth to improve the quality of life for our residents and the future health of our City.”
—Mission of the Lake Worth CRA.

Press release below. For more information contact Deputy Director Chris Dabros:
  • CRA office: 29 South J Street, Unit 1
  • 561-493-2550
December, 2016, Lake Worth, FL – The Lake Worth Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) was awarded a $2,000 grant by the National Trust for Historic Preservation from the Daniel K. Thorne Intervention Fund. These grant funds will be used to help support financial analysis planning of the historic 1000 Lake Avenue project. [emphasis added]
     The 1000 Lake Avenue building was constructed in 1927 and contains over 20,000 square feet of potential mixed-use space. It is a designated historic structure by the City of Lake Worth and is located in the Old Town National Historic District. The CRA hopes to redevelop 1000 Lake Avenue and has secured a variety of potential funding sources to assist in this process.

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     “Organizations like the Lake Worth CRA, help to ensure that communities and towns all across America retain their unique sense of place," said Stephanie Meeks, president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. "We are honored to provide a grant to the Lake Worth CRA which will use the funds to help preserve an important piece of our shared national heritage.”
     Grants from the National Trust Preservation Funds range from $2,000 to $5,000 and have provided over $15 million since 2003.
     These matching grants are awarded to nonprofit organizations and public agencies across the country to support wide-ranging activities including consultant services for rehabilitating buildings, technical assistance for tourism that promotes historic resources, and the development of materials for education and outreach campaigns.