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City Board OKs Federal Funds for Greenhouse - The Vindicator

The city’s board of control approved using federal money to help fund the reopening of a West Side greenhouse, an improvement project at a vacant Glenwood Avenue strip plaza, exterior work to the Youngstown Playhouse and grants to three businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The board on Thursday voted in favor of a $60,000 allocation from the city’s federal Community Development Block Grant funding to Youngstown CityScape for its urban greenhouse initiative.

CityScape, a downtown beautification organization, purchased the former Briel’s Flowers and Greenhouse property on Belle Vista Avenue for $145,000 on July 27. It plans to invest a total of $400,000 into the location, said Sharon Letson, its executive director.

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