Building Owner Invests Nearly $40,000
TIFFIN, OHIO – June 7, 2022 – Today, the Architectural Board of Review (ABR) approved a Façade Enhancement Grant for the UIS Insurance & Investments building located at 51 S Washington St.
The ABR approved a grant of $10,000 for the restoration of the masonry which will include the cleaning, tuckpointing, stone patching, and coating of the stone at the base of the building. The ABR approved an additional project for the replacement of the windows in the County Prosecutor’s office located at 79 S Washington St.
Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz commented: “We’re thrilled that the program continues to positively impact the community and helps to preserve our great historic properties.”
Since the Façade Enhancement Program’s inception in 2014, 108 projects have been approved for a total downtown investment of nearly $3 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.