The Wyoming Business Council, at their meeting last week, awarded a grant in the amount of $500,000 to the City of Buffalo for the redesign and construction of Crazy Woman Square in downtown Buffalo.
Buffalo Mayor Randy Dyess and City Planner Zach Montgomery were in Cheyenne last Thursday to attend the's meeting to give a presentation on why they felt the city needed the grant.
Montgomery explains what happened at the meeting.
The architect, he said, is now in the process of designing the square with the idea of having the design finished in March and construction to begin in April and be finished by November of 2012.
The square, although under construction, will be available for use during that time.
The grant will be sent on to the SLIB, the State Lands and Investments Board, for final approval, which should happen January 19, 2012.
The city will also be going after a Business Ready Enhancement Grant for the square, which will help fund possible sculptures, decorative railing, a renovation of the mural, and other amenities in and around the square.
The city will apply for that grant by March 1st and will know if they were successful by June of 2012.