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Originally published: 2014-07-09 12:53:53
Last modified: 2014-07-09 13:08:47

DBDA now accepting facade incentive grant applications

by Staff Reports

The Downtown Boone Development Association is currently accepting applications for the Facade Incentive Grant (FIG) Program through 5 p.m. on Friday, July 18. The objective of the FIG Program is to greatly enhance the building facades in the downtown Boone Municipal Service District (MSD) to achieve a noticeable improvement in the overall appearance of downtown Boone.


Part of the DBDA's mission is to improve the physical and economic appearance of downtown Boone and to promote historic preservation. The DBDA hopes that the FIG program will provide economic incentives to achieve the following goals: to promote storefront rehabilitation in the downtown area, preserve the unique structure of the historic character of downtown Boone, and to enhance the visual experience of visiting downtown Boone.


Examples of improvements to structures and storefronts in downtown Boone include masonry repair, brick or wall surface cleaning, removal of siding and exterior false faade and metal, wood, or deteriorating canopies, ironwork repair and murals. 

  

Business owners may apply for the FIG program with the permission of the property owner, and property owners are also encouraged to apply.


"The FIG program is an excellent opportunity for business and property owners who have thought or have plans to redo their storefronts," Downtown Coordinator Virginia Falck said. "The DBDA hopes that the FIG program will provide these business owners with the extra incentive to begin work on their businesses' exteriors."  


For more information, call (828) 268-6283 or email (virginia.falck@townofboone.net)