The City of Adel has released a list of 20 area businesses that will be making use of the $500,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA). The list includes 101 N 9th St., 105 N 9th St., 108 Nile Kinnick, 109 N 9th St., 113 N 9th St., 119 N 9th St., 715 Main St., 801 Main St., 8805 Main St., 807 Main St., 815 Main St., 817 Main St., 819 Main St., 821 Main St., 823 Main St., 901 Main St., 903 Main St., 909 Main St., 917 Main St., and 919 Main St.
According to City Administrator Brett Klein local businesses will match the available funds in order to improve the city’s historic downtown courthouse square district as well as façade improvements.
"When people see nice, clean lined buildings it presents itself well to those coming into the area," he said. "It allows us to stay true to the historical downtown nature."
Design and budgeting could start as early as November with construction starting in Spring/Summer 2014.
Klein added the downtown square will be much different in a year.
"We’re really looking forward to this," he said. "This time next year, the downtown area will look like it had a facelift."
Updates on the project can be found on the city’s website, www.adeliowa.org, and through their newsletter.