This project took shape after the tragic loss of one of Broadway Street's favorite business owner's, Bill Huxley of Bear Creek Rustics. When Bill suddenly passed away, the building owner applied for a combination of 3 grants: the Facade Improvement Grant, the Targeted Improvement Grant, and the Pre-Development Services Grant. Utilizing these programs the owner was able to prepare the building for 2 new tenants. Crescendo Dance Studio now occupies the front commercial space where area residents of all ages are able to dance the day and night away, while 2 other Broadway business owners now occupy a fully-renovated residential apartment in the rear of the building.
The project consisted of a restoration of the historic transom windows on the facade of the building, in addition to new plate glass across the entire storefront. Inside, the rotting subfloor was replaced and a new floating floor system was installed—perfect for dancing—in addition to an update to the restroom to make it ADA compliant, and the addition of an office. Finally, an architect was hired in order to re-design the rear apartment, which now features a downstairs kitchen and living area, with 2 bedrooms and a full bath upstairs.
- Public Investment (Urban Renewal) - $23,624
- Private Investment - $100,000+