City of Canby to develop former library building
The City of Canby has been awarded an Oregon Main Street Revitalization grant for $200,000. The matching grant will assist in the redevelopment of the former library building at 292 N. Holly St.
According to Economic Development Director Jamie Stickel, the city plans to turn the former library into a public market with shared, co-working space. While planning is in its early stages, the grant will help to install new windows and doors, roll-up garage doors, skylights, carpet removal and concrete polish, among other improvements.
The city will work with an architectural firm to create renderings and plans for construction moving forward.
"We hope that this redevelopment will help to activate the space, encourage entrepreneurship, and become a destination for years to come." said Stickel. "The smaller spaces for both the public market and the office space will fill an expressed desire of existing and prospective small businesses who are looking for a brick and mortar location."
The city applied for a 3-D modeling grant through Clackamas County in 2017. The 3-D modeling grant used LRS Architects to imagine two different options for the space – as a public market and as an office space. The application for the Oregon Main Street Revitalization grant used the renderings from 2017 to supplement the application.
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