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Chavez Announces More Than $62 Million for Appalachian Waterfront Development

May 21, 2024
Brian M. Chavez News

COLUMBUS—State Senator Brian Chavez (R-Marietta) announced the investment of more than $62 million into the 30th Senate District for economic development projects along local waterfronts. More than $203 million will be awarded for projects throughout Appalachian Ohio that create and promote new tourism and recreational activities, revitalize historic waterfront downtowns, and more.

"These funds will enhance historic parts of the region and continue to make these communities a great place to live, work, and play," said Chavez. "I was grateful to attend the announcement of these projects with Governor DeWine and appreciate his leadership in investing in Southeast Ohio." 

Projects in the 30th Senate District receiving these dollars include: 

  • Jewett & Scio Connoton Creek Trail: $1,813,244
  • Jefferson Adena Building Renovation & Streetscape: $4,572,600
  • Racine Riverfront Redevelopment: $10,050,439
  • Middleport Ohio River and Leading Creek Village Improvements: $3,451,000
  • Pomeroy Downtown Riverfront Revitalization: $8,370,900
  • Sardis Riverfront Amphitheater: $4,473,700
  • McConnelsville Riverfront Improvements and Streetscape: $10,376,714
  • Caldwell Downtown Streetscape: $4,009,778
  • Marieta Levee Park Improvements: $9,415,911
  • Beverly Riverfront Trail and Marina Development: $1,250,000

The funding for these projects comes from the Wonderful Waterfronts Initiative, which is part of the Appalachian Community Grant Program that is investing $500 million into Appalachian Ohio.

Learn more about the program and these projects here.