Mason City facade improvement work begins

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — Ten businesses in downtown Mason City will be getting facade improvements.

The Mason City Globe Gazette says (http://bit.ly/18n54Q4 ) the work began this week.

The project evolved from a $500,000 grant administered by the city of Mason City. The businesses were required to put up a 10 percent match.

The facades are getting a new, historic look with realistic elements employed to avoid a contrived appearance.

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Information from: Globe Gazette, http://www.globegazette.com/

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