City gets getting six-digit grants from MDOT for depot project
Published: May 1,2013
NATCHEZ — The city of Natchez’s plans to renovate the former railroad depot downtown have picked up a little steam.
Mayor Butch Brown tells The Natchez Democrat the Mississippi Department of Transportation awarded the city $250,000 for the depot project and will award another $250,000 in the fall and $200,000-$250,000 next spring.
The city is partnering with Alcorn State and Mississippi State universities to renovate the depot and relocate the Natchez Farmers Market to the bluff.
Preliminary plans include constructing an open-air pavilion for the Alcorn State extension program’s farmers market and turning the depot into a public product development facility with a demonstration kitchen.
The MDOT funding is being provided through the Transportation Alternatives Program funds and will require a 20-percent match.
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