City, YNDC Awarded $150K Grant to Renovate Glenwood Building

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city of Youngstown and Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. were awarded a $150,000 grant at the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ annual meeting over the weekend.

The CommunityWINS grant, accepted by Mayor Jamael Tito Brown, will support “a complete renovation” of 2246 Glenwood Ave. as part of the Youngstown Revitalize Initiative.

The 18,000-square-foot building, now vacant, was previously a distribution center for Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley. Plans include subdividing the building into turn-key spaces for small businesses.

“We will focus on one street, one block and one neighborhood at a time,” Brown said in a release. “We will continue to fight to improve the quality of life for all residents in the city of Youngstown.”

Wells Fargo launched the CommunityWINS grant in 2015. Other cities awarded grants, ranging from $50,000 to $300,000, at the conference were Dayton; Boston; Long Beach, California; South Bend, Indiana; and Rochester Hills, Michigan.

Pictured: Youngstown Mayor Jamael Tito Brown accepted a $150,000 CommunityWINS grant at the U.S. Conference of Mayors over the weekend.

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