Marshall County, the City of Plymouth and the Town of Bourbon are working in a collaborative effort in applying for a brownfield grant to help attract business and industry to the county.
Joel Markland presented information concerning the grant to the Marshall County Commissioners. The plan is to identify abandoned buildings, vacant fields and problematic areas to rehabilitate them and get areas looking nice. The grant money would repair blighted areas by preparing them for potential business sites. The money would also be used to test areas for possible contaminates.
The effort could create green space and the potential for economic development. It would increase property values and job creation. Markland stressed that the grant application would be submitted in November and no grant match is needed.
There are a few buildings on Main Street in Plymouth that will be looked at in this effort.
The commissioners will discuss the grant in more detail at a meeting in November.