Proos applauds state grant for downtown Niles building renovation

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LANSING, Mich. — Sen. John Proos on Thursday congratulated 1030 Plym Park, LLC for earning a state grant to renovate a historic building in downtown Niles.

“This is outstanding news for the people of Niles, and I applaud the local leaders for working together with state officials to help bring new jobs and opportunities to downtown Niles,” said Proos, R-St. Joseph. “Revitalizing our downtowns is about helping restore the core of our communities, and this grant will pave the way for an investment of more than $1 million in downtown Niles while also helping put a historic building back to productive use.”

The Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) recently approved a $210,501 Michigan Community Revitalization Program performance-based grant to 1030 Plym Park, LLC to renovate a vacant, two-story historic building in downtown Niles.

The renovated building will offer space for retail or commercial businesses and serve as the headquarters for UltraCamp, a provider of software for youth camps.

The project will generate a total capital investment of more than $1.1 million and create four jobs related to computer programming and software design.