The Grenada City Council on Monday discussed the benefits of having a National Historical District downtown and asked for recommendations on street repair.
Grenada philanthropist Deborah Hicks Midanek Bailey addressed the council concerning some 200 buildings downtown that she said are eligible to be placed on the National Historic Registry.
Placing the buildings on the registry would allow owners to apply for tax credits and grants but would not require property owners who don’t participate to alter their property or to meet standards.
The National Register of Historic Places is the country’s official list of buildings, sites, districts and structures that merit preservation because of their significance in American history.
Midanek Bailey asked the council’s permission to begin the application process. The application will be reviewed by the National Register Review Board.
Midanek Bailey has purchased several pieces of property downtown and has invited creative people to help her decide what to do with them.
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