Rees Theatre logoOn or about May 3, the City of Plymouth, on behalf of the REES Theatre, Inc., intends to apply to the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs for a grant from the State Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Public Facilities Program. This program is funded by Title I of the federal Housing and Community Development Act. These funds are to be used for a community development project that will include the following activities: the interior renovation/completion of the existing REES Theatre building to be utilized as a performing art and community event center.  The total amount of CDBG funds to be requested is $500,000.  The amount of CDBG funds proposed to be used for activities that will benefit low-and moderate-income persons is $298,000. The Applicant also proposes to expend an estimated $1,430,265 in non-CDBG funds on the project. These non-CDBG funds will be derived from the following sources: cash on hand generated via the REES Theatre, Inc., capital fundraising campaign and various philanthropic donations.

The City of Plymouth, on behalf of the REES Theatre, Inc., will hold a public hearing on Monday, April 29, at 6:30 p.m., in the Plymouth City Hall Council Chambers to provide interested parties an opportunity to express their views on the proposed federally funded CDBG project.

Information related to this project will be available for review prior to the public hearing as of April 15 at the Mayor’s Office between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 4:00p.m., Monday-Friday.  Citizens are invited to provide comments regarding these issues either at the public hearing or by prior written statement. Written comments should be submitted to:Jeanine Xaver, Clerk Treasurer, 124 North Michigan Street, Plymouth, Indiana 46563, no later than Friday, April 26.