West Liberty receives $100,000 grant to restore condemned building

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The city of West Liberty recently received a $100,000 state grant to restore a dilapidated building into brand new apartments and commercial space.

The restoration project centers around the condemned building located at 115 E. Third St. in West Liberty. When complete, the revamped building will house an array of businesses in the front of the building, Liberty Public House in the rear, and two apartments upstairs.

According to West Liberty Economic Development, the city is getting money to help finance the project through the Iowa Economic Development Authority’s Community Catalyst Remediation Program.

The restoration project will be led by developers Emily Geertz and Frank Wagner.