County to apply for grant from Appalachian Regional Commission to do work at mill pond area
Union County Council will be holding a community meeting in Buffalo this Thursday at 7 p.m. It will be held at the Buffalo Community Center at 1505 Main Street in Buffalo. At the meeting, they will discuss the county’s application for grant funding to revitalize the mill pond, discuss plans to revitalize the mill area, and solicit public input on those projects and other needs in the Buffalo community. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
In Supervisor Frank Hart’s report to council, he stated the county is planning to work with a developer that specializes in the redevelopment of abandoned textile mills. The concept involves constructing market value homes in and around the mill village. They will work with the Catawba Regional Council of Governments to apply for a grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission, into which the county just gained membership thanks to the federal infrastructure bill, to dredge the mill pond, upgrade the pedestrian bridge, and relocate or resurface the walking trail as well as adding swings and tables.