Makeover in Mission: downtown sees revitalizationMakeover in Mission: downtown sees revitalizationhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=50082014-02-10T13:43:00Z2014-02-07T00:00:00Z

MISSION - The $2.5 million Conway Ave. renovation has begun in downtown Mission. A total of 14 blocks will become more pleasing to the eye and improve the business climate. The whole project is expected to take about ten months.

“This is something that is going to hit the heart of the community. We’re talking about dozens of businesses that are going to be affected by this change,” said City Manager Martin Garza.

Not only is Conway getting an update, but the Mission Economic Development Corporation is chipping in $100,000 for businesses in the affected area to update their building fronts.

The corporation is offering up to $10,000 for businesses that can match the funding for storefront renovations. The agency also is offering $3,000 grants for businesses that cannot afford to match.

In addition, the Mission Chamber of Commerce is aiding the cause of bringing customers to downtown with the GoMission discount card.

Between all the efforts, the city is creating a “brand-new retail environment that’s not only going to enhance the existing merchants, but also attract new retail merchants,” said George Myers, chamber president.

“The heart of every great city is its downtown. The Mission downtown is getting ready to get real exciting, so stand by,” said Myers.

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