Temple: Council OKs grant of as much as $130K for downtown

A rendering of the project. (City of Temple)
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TEMPLE, Texas (KWTX) The Temple City Council Thursday approved as much as $100,000 in matching grant funds and an additional $30,000 for downtown mixed-use residential units for the development of a Main Street property downtown.

The council authorized an agreement to provide the Strategic Investment Zone grant funding for development of the property at 108 North Main Street, which involves renovation of the property, construction of a ground-floor food hall and four second-floor apartment units.

The City Eats Food Hall will house eight vendors including a bakery and a dessert booth under one roof.

The two-bedroom, two-bath apartments will range in size from 1,000 to 2,000 square feet.

Property owners in downtown Temple may apply for matching grant funds primarily for rehabilitation of visible facades, landscaping and safety-related improvements, the city said.

“We are excited to see the original facade restored and this mixed use concept in our downtown National Register Historic District,” says Temple Director of Planning Brian Chandler.

“It will be a unique addition to the Temple community.”