Martinsville is seeking $515,000 to restore the facades of six buildings on its town square.
Some of the buildings that were damaged were scheduled to be renovated as part of a downtown economic development project.
More than 1,500 digital parking meters, costing the city almost a $1 million, will be installed this summer.
After 46 years in business, the 24-hour Waffle House at the corner of 10th and College will close to make way for a new residential complex.
Mayor Mark Kruzan has said the additional revenue could be used to offset the losses from the city’s parking garages, about $400,000 annually.
Members of Owen County’s Alcoholic Beverage Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to recommend approval of the Owen Valley Winery’s downtown tasting room.
The city of Martinsville is using a $50,000 grant to revitalize downtown and attract more businesses and tourists.
The Chamber of Commerce does not condemn the idea of metering more spots downtown but says the city should move forward slowly with its parking plans.
One member of the Downtown Columbus Independent Restaurant Association says more retail is needed downtown.
The Kroger at 2nd Street and College Avenue near the B-Line Trail is going to be more than 5,000 square feet larger.