The Façade Improvement Program is designed to provide building owners with financial incentives to preserve, restore, and rehabilitate the exterior features of buildings located within the Downtown Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District area. The reimbursable grants are provided in recognition of the positive impact that individual facade rehabilitations can have on the overall appearance and quality of storefronts.
The City has proposed a budget of $20,000 for 2023, funded by the Downtown TIF. Funds not expended within the given year may be carried over and available in future years.
Applications will be accepted through April 14, 2023. For more information, please contact the Community and Economic Development Department at 815-235-8202.
A Façade Improvement Program Workshop will be held on March 16, 2023 at 7:30 AM. The following from that workshop will be available at a later date:
– PowerPoint Presentation
– Video Recording (available after the workshop)
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