Troy officials narrowing down investment projects for downtown

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TROY, Ohio (WDTN) – As part of ongoing efforts to revitalize the city, officials in Troy are narrowing down potential investments aimed at driving economic investment and making the city more vibrant.

The Activate Troy Partnership is comprised of chief stakeholders in the city, who have come together to form ideas about ways to improve Troy.

The intiative’s chairperson, Christy Shell says it all came together after stakeholders commissioned a study on the downtown and riverfront districts.

It was focused on how to enchance the qualifty of life, attract a workforce, and address any shortfalls.

The study’s results were substantial.

“There were originally 72 projects,” Shell said. “It is really abour revitalizing downtown but also the whole riverfront and making our city more vibrant and attractive.”

The projects are centered on developing housing, restaurants, and commerical spaces. The partnership has narrowed them down.

“For this next year we’re looking at five to six projects to select,” Shell said.

And one of them sits right in the middle of downtown.

“It’s called the Coleman-Allen building,” she said. “It’s going to have eight upstairs apartments and then retail space, downtown.”

Shell says her group wants to ensure the heart of the city is attracting and supporting citizens.

“We have incredible companies here in Troy who want to keep their young talent here at home or attract other talent from other parts so that our city keep growing and contributing,” she said.

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