City of Canby Awarded $200,000 Grant to Help Redevelop Former Library Building

The city of Canby has been awarded an Oregon Main Street Revitalization grant for $200,000 to redevelop the former library building owned by city at 292 N. Holly Street.

The city plans to turn the former library into a public market with shared, co-working space. While planning is in its early stages, the grant will help to install new windows and doors, roll-up garage doors, skylights, carpet removal and concrete polish, among other improvements. The city will work with an architectural firm to create renderings and plans for construction.

“We hope that this redevelopment will help to activate the space, encourage entrepreneurship, and become a destination for years to come,” said Canby Economic Development Director Jamie Stickel. “The smaller spaces for both the public market and the office space will fill an expressed desire of existing and prospective small businesses who are looking for a bricks and mortar location.”

The city previously applied for a 3-D modeling grant through Clackamas County in 2017. The 3-D modeling grant used LRS Architects to imagine two different options for the space: as a public market and as an office space. The application for the Oregon Main Street Revitalization grant used the renderings from 2017 to supplement the application.

Oregon Heritage, a division of Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, awarded 30 matching grants throughout the state. To learn more about the Oregon Main Street Revitalization Grant or the Oregon Main Street Network, visit www.oregonheritage.org.

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