Grants helps new development coming to Sturgis

State Rep. Aaron Miller announced earlier this week a state grant to help develop five parcels of land in Sturgis into a two-story building, which represents the first significant new construction in the downtown area in half a century.
Miller said Moso Village LLC will use the $1 million Michigan Community Revitalization Program grant to redevelop the land to include commercial, retail, restaurant and residential space.
In addition, the Sturgis Brownfield Redevelopment Authority received $1.9 million from the Michigan Strategic Fund for demolition, site preparation and infrastructure improvements.
Miller called the funding “exciting news for downtown Sturgis and a huge win for the families of Sturgis and the surrounding area.”
The project is expected to create 25 jobs and generate $6.7 million in capital investment, he said.
In addition, the city is supporting the project through $1 million in tax-increment financing. Furthermore, the St. Joseph County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority has pledged $32,000 to the project.

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