Nearly $740,000 in Community Attraction and Tourism (CAT) grants were awarded to three projects today by the Vision Iowa Board.
Jessica O’Riley, a spokesperson for the board, says a more than $2.6 million project in Sioux City is among the recipients. “The Milwaukee Railroad Shops Historic District was awarded $314,862 toward the exterior renovation of five historic buildings,” O’Riley said. “They’re also doing a permanent restroom facility, a miniature railroad, and continuing some improvements to their roundhouse building and machine shop building.”
Another project in Woodbury County was awarded $25,000. The town of Moville is planning to raise just over $123,000 for the construction of a park pavilion. The facility will include a kitchen, restrooms, and covered open air seating for approximately 200-250 people. In addition, a sand volleyball court will be relocated in the park.
The final project awarded a CAT grant is located in Winterset. Officials with the John Wayne Birthplace plan to build a $1.5 museum dedicated to “The Duke.” The project is getting $400,000 in Vision Iowa funding. John Wayne was born in Winterset on May 26, 1907.