On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Boyle County Industrial Foundation, we would like to express our support of the construction of a public parking garage proposed on the former Hub Frankel parking lot.
While it is true our primary mission is industrial economic development, a key piece in this process is selling the community - its attributes, business climate and quality of life, including a thriving downtown. We have the opportunity to add a new vibrancy to the clean storefronts and professional job base already in place.
The project that will use this garage will generate payrolls and payroll taxes. It will bring economic development to downtown Danville. The hard work resulting in three financial grants will be justified. We urge the mayor and city commissioners to vote for the obligation bond issue now before them, and give this project a chance to succeed.