$50,000 Facade Grant
Downtown Middletown, Inc has just been assigned $50,000 to grant out through a facade grant program once administered by the City of Middletown. This facade grant program has been rewritten since the City was directing it, but still is set up for building and property owners to use to repair or replace their building facades. This time the program is set up as a 50/50 matching program through a reimbursement process. We will match up to 50% of the total facade project cost and only by completing the entire project will the applicant be reimbursed their awarded amount.
Once again we administering the City of Middletown’s Downtown Facade Grant Program. We have up to $50,000 this year to grant out to various projects within the downtown area. Please download the Facade Grant Application and Guidelines below. If you have any questions please direct them to our Executive Director, Patrick Kay. Grant applications are due to our office no later than Friday May 1st at 5pm. NO EXCEPTIONS!!
2012 Facade Grant Program Results
The Chamber of Commerce—1500 Central Avenue
Repainting exterior of buildings in order to attract and improve image of business and the neighborhood.
Project Cost $3,400 Requested $1,700 Awarded $1,700
Rumford Productions—1011 Central Avenue
Clean front of building; adding new awning across front over both entrances; new windows on second and third floors (double hung on both front and back).
Project Cost $11,233 Requested $5,616 Awarded $5,500
Sorg Opera House—63 South Main Street
Reinstall and secure a ballroom window, blown out of its pocket.
Project Cost $3,000 Requested $1,500 Awarded $1,500
Stained & Bella—1054 Central Avenue
Awning over side door for new restaurant, new doorway for restaurant bar entry, and new façade in rear attached building that will resemble the same Spanish tile over hang on main building, new storefront glass and entry.
Project Cost $17,316 Requested $8,660 Awarded $8,500
Forrest Hills Country Club—791 Fourth Street
Replace gutter on south side of building, pressure wash, prime/seal, and paint exterior, apply a roof coating to seal exposed foam insulation, and fabricate new metal for the garage door on the south side of the building.
Project Cost $16,000 Requested $8,000 Awarded $7,800
Castell Building—1126 Central Avenue
Install new energy efficient windows on the rear of the building to match the existing ones on the front. This project will also include a new entryway for the rear of the building.
Project Cost $88,960 Requested $44,500 Awarded $5,000
Outside the Line & Art Central Foundation—18 North Clinton Street
All new outside façade to include an arbor as an entryway to new restaurant which will also serve as an outside dining area. This project also includes removal of vinyl siding covering the top half of the building as it facesVail Avenue, repainting of this section of the building and an addition of a flower box along bottom of newly exposed windows.
Project Cost $36,000 Requested $18,000 Awarded $15,000
Pictures of these project will soon be added to the website as they become available.