Wayne, MI – The Wayne Main Street Design Committee announces the call for applications for the Wayne Main Street Façade Incentive Grant program. An information meeting for business and building owners who are located in the Main Street district was held on Monday, February 1st at, 6pm at the Wayne Fire Station. Wayne Main Street’s Executive Director, Lindsey Wooten, presented information about the grant program.
The grant program was created to encourage private investment in historic facades by providing financial incentives. Historically sensitive rehabilitation and dramatic improvement of facades in downtown Wayne will encourage good design that will serve as quality examples to preserve the architectural character that is distinctive to Wayne. By improving the appearance of the building facades, the Program helps to improve the economic viability of the downtown.
The number of projects receiving grants in a fiscal year is based on program budget, with a new funding cycle beginning January 1 of each year. Grants are awarded on a first-approved, first-funded basis. In 2016, $20,000 is available for distribution. Only projects that are located within the Wayne Main Street district are eligible. This program is a 50% reimbursement grant with a $10,000 maximum per project.
Wayne Main Street Façade Incentive Grant Guidelines and applications are available at the Wayne Main Street office (1 Town Square Wayne, MI) or can be downloaded from the website: https://downtownwayne.org/business/grant/
If you would like further information, contact Wayne Main Street Executive Director, Lindsey Wooten at 734-629-6822 or visit during open office hours on Wednesdays from 12-3pm and Thursdays from 4-7pm at the Wayne Historical Museum.
About Wayne Main Street
Wayne Main Street, a Michigan Main Street program, is a nonprofit 501(C)(3) organization. We are a positive force working with our community, business and property owners to preserve, enhance, and promote our historic downtown as a vibrant destination for residents and visitors to gather, shop, work, and enjoy.