Videojournalist: Angela Fowler
Danville, VA- The Downtown Municipal Building is receiving a makeover. Because it's a historic building, the city received state funding that made it possible to make a few enhancements, like pressure washing, cleaning the limestone and re-caulking.
In 2009 the city received a grant of $475,000 through HUD for upgrades and to make the building more energy efficient.
" It's a 1926 building so it's kind of overdue for I'm sure a nice cleaning and it is an investment. It is an asset to the community, and we are just making sure-we are glad to have gotten this money from the federal government, and I think it will be an investment and kind of a maintenance of a key structure in our downtown River District" said David Parrish, Danville's deputy city manager.
Parrish says the exterior is the last step and should be completed in about six weeks or less.