July 18, 2023 at 9:45 a.m.
Updated July 18, 2023 at 9:45 a.m.
Ridgeway’s “The Green” is scheduled for updates
If you are from Ridgeway or have spent time in Ridgeway you know about the area in the middle of the village known as “The Green.”
Now “The Green” is scheduled for a new look thanks to a $50,000 grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development Council. The grant is the Vibrant Spaces Grant and is designed to help revitalize underused spaces to build community and attract future residents.
Through the grant program communities throughout the state will invest in their workforce attraction and small business development by creating inviting, walkable spaces in their downtowns, arterial districts and economic centers.
Under the grant the Green will be refurbished which is planned to help business development. The upgrade will include outdoor seating, new landscaping and accessible walkways.
Also planned are additional infrastructure improvements to parking, walkways and the adult and youth league ball diamonds which are set to happen this fall. There is also partial funding from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Land and Water Conservation Fund for the projects.
The Green will serve as a space to host events, attract visitors and highlight the amenities and scenic views of Ridgeway.
Village President Michelle Casper says the opportunity to revitalize and improve accessibility to the historic village greenspace will benefit the community and visiting guests as a designated gathering area to be enjoyed now and for years to come.
“We are incredibly honored and excited to be receiving the Vibrant Spaces Grant from WEDC,” Casper said.