Architectural Board of Review approves grant for American Legion

Service club to invest in new awning

TIFFIN, OHIO – Aug. 19, 2021 – Tuesday, Aug. 17, the City of Tiffin Architectural Board of Review (ABR) approved a façade grant for the American Legion, as well as approval to have the awning at the building replaced.

During the meeting, the board approved a $10,000 grant for American Legion Post 169, 280 S. Washington St., to replace the current fabric awning with a metal standing seam roof to be LED lighted. The $29,991 project was approved for the maximum grant amount.

The 2021 Façade Enhancement Program continues to be successful with 10 building project approvals for an investment of nearly $240,000. In 2020, the ABR approved façade grants for the owners of seven building in Downtown Tiffin for a total investment of $227,188.12.

Since the Façade Enhancement Program’s inception in 2014, 97 projects have been approved for a total downtown investment of more than $2.6 million.

About the Façade Enhancement Program

The Façade Enhancement Program is a City of Tiffin reimbursement grant that was started in 2014 and provides a 50 percent match of funds for eligible exterior improvements on residential and commercial structures within the downtown historic district, up to $10,000. Each building is eligible to receive up to $10,000 per calendar year. For more information, visit www.tiffinseneca.org (search “Façade Enhancement”).

About Downtown Tiffin

The revitalization of downtown Tiffin began in 2011, when a group of community members came together to for “Tiffin Tomorrow”, with the goal of promoting and encouraging economic development in downtown Tiffin, and creating plans, programs and actions to ensure long-term vitality and prosperity. In 2014, the city of Tiffin contracted with SIEDC to act as the downtown organization and “Tiffin Tomorrow” came under the SIEDC umbrella as the “Downtown Development Committee,” which serves as the governing board of the downtown organization. In 2015, Tiffin joined Heritage Ohio’s Ohio Main Street Program. For more information, click here.

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