The City Council recently approved a Facade grant program for non-residential buildings in the Downtown Overlay District.
The Façade Grant Program will be providing awards for exterior improvements to buildings within the Downtown Overlay District (“DOD”) of the City. Eligible improvements include store signage, lighting, awnings, windows, building fronts, entries, planters, and other expenditures as accepted by the Melissa City Council. The Façade Grant Program is a reimbursement program. All awards shall be retained pending completion and inspection of the project.
The total Grant is targeted to not exceed $15,000 with equal matching funds by the applicant, although the City Council retains the right to exceed the maximum grant depending on the proposed improvements.