The grant will support roof replacement. New Avenue House is located in the heart of downtown St. Johnsbury. In its current condition, it is a barrier to the revitalization of the downtown. Renovation of New Avenue will secure perpetually affordable housing and bolster the economic climate of downtown St. Johnsbury. The 9,000 square feet of prime commercial space will be renovated and occupied by new businesses, after being vacant for over 10 years. These new businesses will bring employees, customers, and pedestrians to the downtown. The $11M in construction work will bring over 150 construction jobs downtown; these workers will frequent the downtown restaurants and retailers, spinning off additional economic benefit. Preserving the historic downtown district is vital to preserving the rich commercial history of downtown St. Johnsbury.
Bruhn Revitalization Grant Awarded: $75,000