Troy Council approves 2024 Downtown Facade Improvement Grant Program


By Charlotte Caldwell

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TROY — Troy City Council adopted a resolution authorizing the director of public service and safety to establish a 2024 Downtown Facade Improvement Grant Program at a meeting on May 6.

Funding for the 2024 program of $120,000 will come from the city’s general fund ($50,000); the city’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds ($25,000); Troy Main Street Inc. ($10,000); and the Troy Reinvestment Fund of the Troy Foundation ($35,000).

The council also adopted the following legislation:

• A resolution authorizing the director of public service and safety to enter into a water agreement with West Milton and the Board of Miami County Commissioners for five years with three additional extensions of five years each. The city previously had an agreement to provide water to West Milton from 2003 to 2023;

• A resolution declaring the necessity of new and replacement sidewalks/shared use path as part of phase two of the South Stanfield Road Reconstruction Project;

• An ordinance amending sections 1143.13, 1143.14, 1143.15, and 1143.18 of the city’s zoning code. The amendments pertain to permitted uses in the underlying zoning districts in the Downtown Riverfront Overlay District. As stated in a letter from the Troy Planning Commission and included in the council’s agenda packet, “Staff advised the Troy Planning Commission that the proposed amendments better meet the intent of the Downtown Riverfront Overlay District to permit alteration and adaptive reuse of existing buildings, and redevelopment of vacant lands, in accordance with a coordinated plan which can be designed with greater flexibility, and consequently, more creative and imaginative redevelopment of this closely built and oldest area of Troy. Uses are to also meet today’s design standards of the Historic Preservation Overlay as well as safe maneuverability of vehicles per the Construction Standards;”

• An ordinance imposing a moratorium for 180 days on the granting of any permits allowing adult-use cannabis operators from establishing within the city;

• An ordinance authorizing the director of public service and safety to make payment to Lytle Road Developers Ltd. of up to $900,000 for the oversizing of a sewer lift station and related sewer line oversizing for the Addison Landing subdivision.

Mayor Robin Oda also honored outgoing members of the Mayor’s Youth Council with certificates of participation. The youth council is made up of 11 fifth-grade students from different Troy schools.

The next council meeting will be held on Monday, May 20.

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