Siler City offers downtown grant

BY CASEY MANN, News + Record Staff
Posted 1/16/19

The Siler City Development Organization (SCDO) is offering a facade grant program for downtown properties with funding from the Siler City Board of Commissioners.

SCDO is the administrator of the …

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Siler City offers downtown grant

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The Siler City Development Organization (SCDO) is offering a facade grant program for downtown properties with funding from the Siler City Board of Commissioners.

SCDO is the administrator of the grant and will select grantees,  according to Jack Meadows, Siler City planning director and  member of the SCDO Board.

The grant is available for property owners in a designated area of  downtown which runs roughly from Birch Avenue to Third  Avenue and from Third Street to Chestnut Street.

Property owners may apply for the grant in order to improve the  front, side, or rear facade of the building as long as it is seen  from a street.

“The purpose of the grant is to make visual improvements to  downtown Siler City,” Meadows said.

Potential improvements include replacing doors or windows,  replacing or adding awnings, painting the facade, re-pointing bricks, and landscaping. The grant is a 50/50 matching grant  which means that the property owner would need to invest an  equal amount to receive the grant. In addition, all work must be completed within four months of the grant approval.

Each grant application needs to include a detailed written  explanation and description of the project. The application should also include the total cost, a projected completion date of the  project, design plans or drawings, and paint samples.

Applicants should also send color photographs of the proposed  project and two detailed, itemized quotes of the project costs. The grant application period runs through January 31. As funding  is limited, property owners are urged to apply as soon as  possible to ensure their application gets consideration.

For more information, contact Jack Meadows at 919-742-2323.

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