CRWC building gets facelift with help from community
GREENFIELD — Connecticut River Watershed Council has given its Bank Row building a facelift with help from the town.
CRWC Executive Director Andrew Fisk said the nonprofit took advantage of the town’s facade grant program and received $18,000 toward the total of what it cost to paint the wood trim and clean and repair the brick on the front of the former E.A. Hall building.
Fisk said CRWC worked with the town and its historical commission to make sure the work on the building, which is located in the town’s Urban Renewal District, was done correctly and did not compromise the historical integrity of the structure.
He said the town’s grant was a matching 3-1 grant, so CRWC had to contribute $6,000.
Fisk said CRWC also received an Amelia Peabody Foundation grant of $35,000, which also required a “significant” match on the nonprofit’s part.
He said the project began last year when CRWC painted all of the wood on the building. and continued this year when Renaissance Builders of Gill recently did some repair work around the windows, put some new grout on the facade, and did some other enhancement work. He said some drainage repair was also done.
Fisk said the stairs at the front of the building were repaired and a new railing was installed.
He said CRWC is happy to be part of the ongoing rehabilitation of Greenfield’s downtown buildings.