Main Street District Facade Grant Program
The Main Street District Facade Grant Program (Program) is a building facade improvement program designed to provide rehabilitation grants to owners of commercial property and businesses within the boundaries of the Main Street Community Improvement District (MSCID).
Application is available here.
The Program can grant up to $30,000 in funds per fiscal year of the MSCID.
The central purpose of the program is to improve the attractiveness and commercial appeal of the targeted area. Leveraging private investment for improvements is a major component of this objective. Historic preservation is a secondary objective of the Program in that all improvements shall, to the extent possible, keep with the structure's original style and character. The Program is designed to compliment and support existing and on-going planning efforts of the City and the community in this key corridor. This Program offers a great incentive to owners of commercial property and businesses located within this corridor area.
The Program is funded by The Main Street Community Improvement District (MSCID) and managed by Main Street Corridor Development Corporation (MainCor).
Grants will be awarded per building. The maximum grant per building will be $5,000.00 or 50% of the total eligible project costs, whichever is less. For historic properties, the maximum grant will be $10,000 or 50% of the total eligible project costs, whichever is less. The property will only be considered historic if:
• The building is 50 years or older
• The building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places or is in the process of being nominated to the National Register of Historic Places
• The project is approved by local landmarks staff and/or commission
Business owner will sign a 3-year regulator agreement placing a lien on the property stating that if the business should sell or change ownership within the 3-year time frame, grant funds spent will be due and placed back into the Program.