Granville County is preparing an application to the North Carolina Department of Commerce for a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for Economic Development. The application will request up to $460,000 in CDBG Building Reuse funds. The County intends to use the funds to assist in the renovation of a portion of a 150,000 square foot building located at 200 Business Drive in Butner near the intersection of NC Highway 56 and I-85.
Nugget Comfort LLC is a manufacturer of children’s foam products and has created the Nugget, a blended couch and toy. In order to make the facility suitable for their business and the manufacturing of children’s foam furniture, renovations will need to be made to the building, primarily in the areas of the cafeteria, offices and workshop. Renovation activities will include, but are not limited to, electrical, plumbing, piping, drywall, flooring, and painting. As a result of the project, 46 new jobs will be created with 60% going to persons residing in low to moderate income households.
Granville County will meet remotely by ZOOM video/conference call and conduct a Public Hearing on Monday, October 19, 2020 at 7 p.m. The purpose of the Hearing is to obtain citizens input into the identification of economic needs and desired economic development activities. The input from the Hearing will be incorporated into the County’s consideration and submission of a CDBG application to the Department of Commerce. Efforts will be made during the meeting to receive verbal comments from interested individuals attending the remote meeting. Written comments received prior to the opening of the Public Hearing will be considered and may be sent to Debra Weary, Clerk to the Board, 141 Williamsboro Street, Oxford, NC 27565. Zoom meeting information can be found by accessing the calendar on the County’s website on Friday prior to the meeting – www.granvillecounty.org .
This information is available in Spanish or any other language upon request. Please contact Debra Weary at 919-603-1307 for accommodations for this request.
Esta información está disponible está disponible en español o en cualquier otro idioma bajo petición. Póngase en contacto con Debra Weary at 919-603-1307 de alojamiento para esta solicitud.