Jun 10, 2021 12:00 PM

Helping out historic downtown Great Bend buildings

Posted Jun 10, 2021 12:00 PM

By COLE REIF
Great Bend Post

There has been a lot of focus on the downtown area of Great Bend lately with studies and incentives to renovate upper level buildings into lofts or retail spaces. Great Bend Economic Development Director Sara Hayden says there will be another potential opportunity for downtown businesses to make renovations easier.

Any downtown properties that are historic buildings could benefit from their historic status.

"If we are able to do that, that would enable any property owners in the district identified to go after tax credits and grants to help fund major renovation projects," said Hayden. "We will hopefully identify that this month."

An information session will be held June 18 at the Great Bend Events Center to discuss the requirements to becoming a historical destination with the Kansas Historical Society.

For more information contact the Economic Development office at 620-796-2407.