The City of Clinton received a $10,000 Palmetto Pride Community Pride Grant this week to purchase commercial grade park benches and garbage receptacles for the Industrial Supply Company warehouse complex on W. Main Street. The Palmetto Pride Grant will be used in conjunction with the $25,000 MASC Hometown Economic Development Grant the City received in November.
Although the MASC grant will only focus on master planning the site, the Palmetto Pride grant will allow the City to purchase some pedestrian amenities that will be outlined in the plan. The park benches are items that will certainly be needed and will encourage residents to spend time in the “warehouse district.” The trash receptacles will be a reminder for them to keep Clinton litter-free. This will be important especially during downtown festivals and events. The ultimate goal is to promote community involvement in the downtown area in order to increase vibrancy, pride and sense of place.