Solon City Council has decided to help a rundown building in the city's historic district receive a facelift.
The city will pay the building owner a revitalization grant worth up to $50,000 to renovate it with new siding, windows, doors, a gable roof and lighting. The project is estimated to cost about $123,000.
The hope is that the building at 33240 Brainbridge Road can be updated to house a new business.
Vice Mayor Ed Kraus applauded the move, which he said will "bring back a historic building in a historic area."
It's not the only building in the city's historic core -- the area along Bainbridge Road near SOM Center Road -- to be redeveloped in recent years.
The owners of Swirl Wine Bar updated an old building to open their wine bar. Down the road a bit, Harvest Kitchen and Lounge opened in the vacant building that once housed Arabica.