With the engineering funding approved for a major downtown rehabilitation project, plus the right of way being dedicated for a Collins Street sidewalk enhancement grant project, Tullahoma city leaders say that the improvements will be very beneficial. Mayor Lane Curlee said Tuesday that the two projects go together in making Tullahoma a better place to live. The city has been trying to improve its appearance to attract new residents and businesses due to the city’s high quality of life and positive amenities that it offers. This will be in addition to the plan to refurbish the downtown area with the state of Tennessee paying 80 percent of the construction costs. The mayor says that the downtown area has been a Tullahoma focal point during the last 150 years.