MONROE, GA – The Walton-Barrow Board of Realtors® has received a $500 Placemaking micro-grant from the National Association of Realtors® to help make the Monroe community a better place to live and work by transforming public spaces into vibrant community places.
The grant is intended to help Realtor® Associations partner with others to plan, organize, implement and maintain placemaking activities in their communities.
The Walton-Barrow Board of Realtors® will use the funds to install a Little Free Library in the South Broad Street parklet. They will partner with the City of Monroe on this project who created the park space. The Little Free Library will be available for anyone to take a book or leave a book, encouraging literacy and community.
Realtors® live, work and volunteer in their communities and take immense pride in working to improve them. Placemaking can help foster healthier, more social and economically viable communities. It creates places where people feel a strong stake in their neighborhoods and are committed to making things better.
Placemaking grants are awarded to local and state Realtor® associations to help them and their members initiate placemaking projects in the community, like turning a parking lot into a farmer’s market or a vacant lot into a playground. Realtor® associations and their Realtor® members are actively engaged in the community and know the neighborhoods and the properties that would benefit most from these improvement efforts.
For more information on the Little Free Library, visit https://littlefreelibrary.org/. To find out more about National Association of Realtors® placemaking grants visit, realtoractioncenter.org/Placemaking.