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    George Wesselhoft
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    [IowaAPA] Facade Improvement Grant Programs?

    All,



    We had a local retail business recently inquire about facade improvement
    funding. Although years ago, Pella did have a local program for the Dutch
    fronts, we do not currently have any local funding program. Aside from
    re-establishing a new local program with City matching and/or private funds,
    are there any State or Federal programs that communities are using for
    downtown facade improvements and if so what are the criteria?



    George Wesselhoft, AICP, LEED GA

    Planning and Zoning Director

    City of Pella

    100 Truman Road

    Pella, Iowa 50219

    (641) 628-1601

    <mailto:gwesselhoft (AT) cityofpella (DOT) com> gwesselhoft (AT) cityofpella (DOT) com

  2. #2
    Rich Russell
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    Re: [IowaAPA] Facade Improvement Grant Programs?

    George: Dubuque has a program, but it's locally funded and covers the downtown area only. I think it is $25K max. Rich

    Rich Russell, AICP
    Building Services Manager
    City of Dubuque
    50 West 13th Street
    Dubuque, IA 52002-2686
    Phone: 563 589-4152
    Fax: 563 690-6687
    Cell: 563 599-1576
    E-Mail: rrussell (AT) cityofdubuque (DOT) org
    Website: http://www.cityofdubuque.org/buildingservices



    >>> "George Wesselhoft" <gwesselhoft (AT) cityofpella (DOT) com> 03/18/2010 10:25 AM >>>


    All,

    We had a local retail business recently inquire about facade improvement funding. Although years ago, Pella did have a local program for the Dutch fronts, we do not currently have any local funding program. Aside from re-establishing a new local program with City matching and/or private funds, are there any State or Federal programs that communities are using for downtown facade improvements and if so what are the criteria?

    George Wesselhoft, AICP, LEED GA
    Planning and Zoning Director
    City of Pella
    100 Truman Road
    Pella, Iowa 50219
    (641) 628-1601
    gwesselhoft (AT) cityofpella (DOT) com

  3. #3
    Jim Holz
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    RE: [IowaAPA] Facade Improvement Grant Programs?

    George,

    I believe the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines still has a Community Investment Program that allows for façade improvement. The City would have to work with a local bank that is a member of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines to access these funds.

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    Jim Holz, AICP | Regional Program Manager
    MSA Professional Services, Inc.
    (563) 582-3973


    From: IowaAPA (AT) yahoogroups (DOT) com [mailto:IowaAPA (AT) yahoogroups (DOT) com] On Behalf Of George Wesselhoft
    Sent: Thursday, March 18, 2010 10:25 AM
    To: IowaAPA (AT) yahoogroups (DOT) com
    Subject: [IowaAPA] Facade Improvement Grant Programs?


    All,

    We had a local retail business recently inquire about facade improvement funding. Although years ago, Pella did have a local program for the Dutch fronts, we do not currently have any local funding program. Aside from re-establishing a new local program with City matching and/or private funds, are there any State or Federal programs that communities are using for downtown facade improvements and if so what are the criteria?

    George Wesselhoft, AICP, LEED GA
    Planning and Zoning Director
    City of Pella
    100 Truman Road
    Pella, Iowa 50219
    (641) 628-1601
    gwesselhoft (AT) cityofpella (DOT) c...ella (DOT) com>

  4. #4
    George Wesselhoft
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    RE: [IowaAPA] Facade Improvement Grant Programs?

    Thanks Rich.



    From: IowaAPA (AT) yahoogroups (DOT) com [mailto:IowaAPA (AT) yahoogroups (DOT) com] On Behalf Of Rich Russell
    Sent: Thursday, March 18, 2010 10:39 AM
    To: IowaAPA (AT) yahoogroups (DOT) com
    Cc: DeJong, Aaron
    Subject: Re: [IowaAPA] Facade Improvement Grant Programs?



    George: Dubuque has a program, but it's locally funded and covers the downtown area only. I think it is $25K max. Rich



    Rich Russell, AICP

    Building Services Manager

    City of Dubuque

    50 West 13th Street

    Dubuque, IA 52002-2686

    Phone: 563 589-4152

    Fax: 563 690-6687

    Cell: 563 599-1576

    E-Mail: rrussell (AT) cityofdubuque (DOT) org

    Website: http://www.cityofdubuque.org/buildingservices



    >>> "George Wesselhoft" <gwesselhoft (AT) cityofpella (DOT) com> 03/18/2010 10:25 AM >>>



    All,

    We had a local retail business recently inquire about facade improvement funding. Although years ago, Pella did have a local program for the Dutch fronts, we do not currently have any local funding program. Aside from re-establishing a new local program with City matching and/or private funds, are there any State or Federal programs that communities are using for downtown facade improvements and if so what are the criteria?

    George Wesselhoft, AICP, LEED GA

    Planning and Zoning Director

    City of Pella

    100 Truman Road

    Pella, Iowa 50219

    (641) 628-1601

    gwesselhoft (AT) cityofpella (DOT) com

  5. #5
    George Wesselhoft
    Guest

    RE: [IowaAPA] Facade Improvement Grant Programs?

    Thanks Jim.



    From: IowaAPA (AT) yahoogroups (DOT) com [mailto:IowaAPA (AT) yahoogroups (DOT) com] On Behalf Of
    Jim Holz
    Sent: Thursday, March 18, 2010 10:44 AM
    To: IowaAPA (AT) yahoogroups (DOT) com
    Subject: RE: [IowaAPA] Facade Improvement Grant Programs?





    George,



    I believe the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines still has a Community
    Investment Program that allows for façade improvement. The City would have
    to work with a local bank that is a member of the Federal Home Loan Bank of
    Des Moines to access these funds.






    Jim Holz, AICP | Regional Program Manager
    MSA Professional Services, Inc.
    (563) 582-3973



    From: IowaAPA (AT) yahoogroups (DOT) com [mailto:IowaAPA (AT) yahoogroups (DOT) com] On Behalf Of
    George Wesselhoft
    Sent: Thursday, March 18, 2010 10:25 AM
    To: IowaAPA (AT) yahoogroups (DOT) com
    Subject: [IowaAPA] Facade Improvement Grant Programs?





    All,



    We had a local retail business recently inquire about facade improvement
    funding. Although years ago, Pella did have a local program for the Dutch
    fronts, we do not currently have any local funding program. Aside from
    re-establishing a new local program with City matching and/or private funds,
    are there any State or Federal programs that communities are using for
    downtown facade improvements and if so what are the criteria?



    George Wesselhoft, AICP, LEED GA

    Planning and Zoning Director

    City of Pella

    100 Truman Road

    Pella, Iowa 50219

    (641) 628-1601

    gwesselhoft (AT) cityofpella (DOT) com

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