Brownsville Receives Lowe’s Impact Project Grant To Renovate The New City Hall

BROWNSVILLE, Tenn. — (DATE) — Brownsville’s historic bank building has been selected as the site of an impact project in celebration of Lowe’s 100th birthday as part of Lowe’s 100 Hometowns. Lowe’s 100 Hometowns is an initiative to complete 100 impact projects this year as Lowe’s continues its commitment to give back to the communities it serves.

“For generations, serving the community has been a core part of Lowe’s culture and values,” said Marvin R. Ellison, Lowe’s president and CEO. “In approaching our centennial and particularly in the wake of such a challenging period for our country, we decided to commemorate this milestone by taking on 100 community improvement projects, with local associate volunteers lending a hand across the nation. “

Brownsville has worked to preserve the city’s rich history. In a community development proposal for the Lowe’s sponsorship project, we wrote a proposal to renovate a historic asset in order to transform it into a new city hall that will become a community hub that is multi-use, vibrant, and open. “This concept was conceived in previous administrations, but the opportunity has NOW presented itself to be executed by creating an economic hub in a historic space on the Courthouse Square as we continue to move forward and lift our community up for economic growth.” This concept is the basis of a revitalization movement found in many rural towns across the nation that desire to improve their downtown and overall modern appeal.

Rawls said. “We’ll continue to lift our communities. We’ll prepare it for growth by creating capacity to move at the speed of business creation, which all can be planned out of an open community space, whose time has come.”

The renovations will free up existing space for police, which is operating in inadequate spaces. This is also a project that will balance technology and human interaction, creating a community space that will unify the community and where the citizens of Brownsville will celebrate shared values.

“I would like to thank Mr. Ellison and the LOWES team, for the overwhelming support of the 1Safe Place Family Justice Center,” said City of Brownsville Police Chief Barry Diebold. “I am grateful to LOWES and Mr. Ellison for selecting our new Brownsville City Hall space for a (100 Hometowns) project. This project will upgrade City Hall while maintaining the traditional façade of Brownsville’s court square. This will allow the Police Department to relocate to the current City Hall which houses City Court. The move will be a much needed improvement to the debilitated police department.”

This is a win-win situation for Brownsville. This future hub will further the development of our city. Moreover, this project will better connect the citizens with City Hall. Ultimately, this Lowe’s sponsorship will supply funds that will make this project possible and beyond anything the City of Brownsville could ever imagine. The City of Brownsville is so very thankful to Lowe’s.

Over all, this opportunity and these renovations will create a sense of pride for a vital public space – Brownsville City Hall. It will also put the needs of citizens’ first adding community spaces to house shared resources and host more spacious public meetings.