Joplin is among 19 other communities across the U.S. and Canada to be selected for the 2013 "Main Street Matters" program. The program will help with revitalization efforts downtown and is sponsored by Benjamin Moore.
A meeting was held Monday to discuss plans for the project which will focus on first floor exteriors, minor repairs, and electrical work if needed. All repairs will be done through local contractors.
"Our involvement is just getting the color pallets approved through our Design Review Standards Board and our Historic Preservation Commission," says Planning and Community Development Planner Matt Wright. "Since these blocks are in the Historic District they do have to go through that process if they want to do any paint changes or anything like that."
Joplin was nominated for the program based on online votes through Benjamin Moore.