UPDATED: CRA Board to Vote on $450K Grant for Proof Brewing Company

UPDATED: CRA Board to Vote on $450K Grant for Proof Brewing Company

Update On Monday morning the CRA Board voted against a staff recommended $450K grant to help Proof Brewing Company renovate a recently purchased  building located on South Monroe. After Mayor Gillum and City Commissioner Nancy Miller offered support for the project, the motion failed 3-2 with city commissioners Ziffer, Maddox and Richardson voting against the […]

Corporation Seeking CRA Funds Has Official Under Federal Indictment

Corporation Seeking CRA Funds Has Official Under Federal Indictment

On Monday, the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) will consider approving $281,660 in pre-development costs as requested by The Frenchtown Redevelopment Partners, LLC. (FRP) A review of public records by TR revealed that Harold Knowles, who was  indicted by a federal grand jury in the Middle District of Georgia last August, was listed as a Manager of FRP […]

CRA Grants $325,000 to Student Housing Projects

CRA Grants $325,000 to Student Housing Projects

Even though members of the Community Redevelopment Agency had previously indicated they would not fund any more student housing projects, the members voted 6-1 at their last meeting to give grants totaling $325,000 to two student housing projects. Grants are monies that do not have to be repaid. Roxanne Manning, director of the CRA, told […]

CRA Approves $1.9 Million More in Tax Incentives for Cascades Project

CRA Approves $1.9 Million More in Tax Incentives for Cascades Project

At the January 25th, 2018 Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) meeting, the Board voted to approve changes to the North American Properties (NAP) Cascades project which will result in an additional $1.9 million in tax incentives. The CRA had previously approved tax incentives totaling $13.8 million for the downtown project.  The change was due to the […]