2016 Facade Enhancement Grants


In 2016, the Facade Enhancement Program was in high demand. The city once again set aside $100,000 for the grant program, and the funds were exhausted halfway through the year. Eleven projects were approved for grant funding, totaling $323,000 in downtown reinvestment.

  • 73 E. Market St. (Reino’s Pizza and Pasta) – Approved for a $2,600 grant for facade painting.
  • 56 E. Perry St. (Antique Warehouse) – Approved for a $9,780 grant as part of a $40,000 roof replacement project.
  • 102 S. Washington St. (Assured Title) – Approved for a $9,990 (the remaining funds for the year) grant as part of a $20,000 exterior renovation including repair of siding, masonry and windows as well as painting.
  • 106 E. Perry St. (Elks Lodge #94) – Approved for a $10,000 grant for a roof replacement project.
  • 94/96 S. Washington St. – Approved for a $8,950 grant for second floor window replacement and repair.
  • 33 Court St. – Approved for a $10,000 grant for repairs to slate, masonry, windows, cornices, roof, and dormers, as well as painting.
  • 20/22 S. Washington St. (Leadership Park) – Approved for a $10,000 grant to construct a brick veneer in front of the wall adjacent to the property, where a wall was exposed that was previously not visible. In February 2016, the buildings at 20 and 22 S. Washington St. were razed and the location is now the site of Leadership Park.
  • 154 S. Washington St. (Gold Bond Building) – Approved for a $10,000 grant as part of a $75,000 window replacement project.
  • 140 S. Washington St. – Approved for a  $8,450 grant for window replacement as part of an upper-floor apartment renovation project.
  • 136 S. Washington St. and 138 S. Washington St. (The Empire at 138) – Each building was approved for a $10,000 grant, for a total of $20,000 for improvements including new windows, decorative trim, steel columns, aluminum window frames and doors. The buildings were combined and renovated later in 2016 to form a fine-dining restaurant, The Empire at 138.