TCW’s next project-Rehab’ing 1 E. Main Street

Everything TCW seeks to accomplish is done with partnerships and the community in mind and that is certainly the case of our next project.  Last week, the first step of many was completed when the City of Troy Downtown Building & Repair Fund (DBRF) Loan Committee approved an unprecedented $850,000 forgiveable loan to TCW to rehabilitate the exterior and three floors of the historic Coleman-Saidleman Building.  The building, located at 1-3 E. Main Street has been a fixture on the square since its construction in 1855 and has served as a site for civil war soldiers to a well-known shoe store.

TCW’s desire in purchasing this building is to retain its historic value and bring the building up to modern standards.  It will be a long process and involves working closely with the City of Troy, the Ohio Historic Preservation Office, and many, many more.  The next step will be for Troy’s city council to approve the loan as recommended by the DBRF loan committee.  To see the article on this project in Sunday’s Troy Daily News click here

Our next project....

Our next project….


First Day of Caring a Success

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Mayor Mike at the TCW Day of CAring

For seven years TCW hosted a Make a Difference Day in conjunction with national Make A Difference Day, but 2015 marked a switch.  TCW and our partners The Troy Foundation and the United Way of Troy made the switch to a spring Day of Caring to allow for better weather and more flexibility in projects.  On May 9th TCW hosted our first Day of Caring.  It was a rousing success!  A sampling of the projects including landscaping downtown at the Cherry Street Public Parking Lot and Prouty Plaza, working at the First Place Food Pantry, hauling out invasive weeds at the Brukner Nature Center River’s Edge site, and completing a kitchen renovation at the Troy Fire Department’s Station #1 located on E. Race Street.  As always, the Altrusa Club provided a lunch for all the volunteers.  Special thanks to our generous sponsors The Troy Foundation, the United Way and others for making this day one of giving back.  Check out our TCW Facebook page for more photos.

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