From Staff Reports
MARSHALL — Marshall City Manager Mark Rohr says the city will use a Lowe’s 100 Hometowns grant to repair and create a downtown “pocket park” at the site of the former Perkins Building.
100 Hometowns is an initiative to celebrate Lowe’s centennial. The home improvement company received more than 2,200 submissions to the 100 Hometowns program, which invited people across the country to nominate projects in their cities.
The 100 Hometowns program will complete 100 projects across 37 states that rebuild areas affected by natural disasters, repair critical housing, restore community centers and revive green spaces, according to the company. The projects span urban, rural and suburban communities and will benefit an array of community members.
Marshall plans to use its grant to address downtown revitalization efforts by creating the small park.
The space will be rejuvenated to allow it once more to host community events and welcome residents and visitors, according to the city.
“This is yet another positive step forward in adding another amenity to the redevelopment of downtown,” Rohr said.
The project will help fulfill a critical part of the Mobilize Marshall plan, which is to make downtown a destination, according to city officials.
Details of every 100 Hometowns project and their progress can be found at the 100 Hometowns landing page and at #100Hometowns on social media.