Main Street SC has partnered with AARP-SC to award two local Main Street programs with Vibrancy Grants to jump start placemaking projects that focus on creating public spaces and streets that are safe and accessible for everyone.
Walhalla is installing a Shade Sail Pavilion along Main Street which will help activate underutilized greenspace for events. Laurens is developing a Downtown Pedestrian Plaza on its historic downtown square.
The city of Laurens has not revealed what they will do with the funds but according to Mayor Senn it will enhance the downtown experience.
“The grant will help us with improvements that will greatly enhance the public gathering space that has made our Friday’s so much fun,” said Mayor Senn.