The City of West Allis recently used a grant to transform one of its pedestrian pathways into an event space.

A news release from the city says the more than $27,000 grant program is designed to help cities revitalize underused spaces to build community and attract future residents.

“Investing in vibrant communities where people want to live, work, and raise families is critical to attracting and retaining workers in our state,” said Missy Hughes, secretary and CEO of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), the state’s leading economic development organization. “These grants will help communities create new gathering places in thriving downtowns to draw in residents, visitors, new businesses, and investments.”

[Adapted from: West Allis uses grant to transform pedestrian pathway into event space . Aug. 16, 2023, WTMJ]