Grants awarded to create apartments

Albia, Knoxville, Newton and Ottumwa will receive money from the state to pay for downtown housing projects.  Governor Kim Reynolds announced Thursday (5/5) that 61 Iowa cities will receive nearly $20 million in grants to pay for these projects.  In Ottumwa, there’s a project to turn the upper story of the old Capitol Theater building at 231 E. Main into four apartments.  In Albia, the upper story of a building at 8 Washington Avenue E. would be converted into four apartments.  In Newton, an underutilized building at 403 W. 4th Street N. will be turned into 72 apartments.  And the upper story of a building at 101 S. 3rd Street in Knoxville will be converted into three apartments.

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