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Facade Grants

2016 Facade Grant Application

2016 Facade Grant brochure

2016 Facade Grant Application Form

Eatonton Main Street wants to help create a fresh look for buildings and businesses in the central business district, by providing matching funds toward physical improvements.   The Design Committee of Eatonton Main Street is looking for projects that can make a positive visual impact on our downtown.

When our buildings look good… we look good!   The appearance of the downtown district matters to shoppers. Let us partner with you in creating a beautiful downtown that will draw residents and visitors to explore and shop.

The most important thing to keep in mind when planning your new façade is that, when buildings are an integral element of a historic streetscape, they should reflect and complement the character of the surrounding area to the greatest extent possible

The façade is the entire exposed exterior surface of a building that fronts a public street and contains the building’s principal entrance. In certain cases, Main Street does address side facades and in very rare cases, rear facades.

PLEASE SEND ALL FACADE GRANT APPLICATIONS TO Main Street Design, P O Box 4384, Eatonton GA 31024 or email to smfagan300@gmail.com.

PLEASE SEE BROCHURE FOR SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS.

PLEASE ALSO NOTE THAT MAIN STREET HAS A LIMITED BUDGET AND ONCE THE FUNDS ARE USED UP, WE MAY HAVE TO REFUSE FACADE GRANTS. HOWEVER, THE BUDGET IS  REFRESHED EVERY SEPT 1ST AND YOU MAY APPLY AGAIN IF REFUSED.

Eligible Applicants

Awarded funds will be for commercial purposes on buildings offering retail, restaurants, service establishments or offices.  Tenants are required to have written approval from property owners to participate in the program.

The Design Committee will be cognizant of historic values and applicants will be expected to propose projects consistent with the historical integrity of the buildings occupied by the applicants.

Eligible buildings must be located within the Main Street Tier 1 or Tier 2 areas.

TIER ONE MAP

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TIER TWO MAP

map Tier2

The following types of property are not eligible for the Main Street Façade Grant Program:

  • Tax delinquent property
  • Property in Litigation
  • Property in condemnation or receivership
  • Property owned by 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations on which taxes are not being paid
  • National Franchises or Retail Chain Stores

PLEASE SEE BROCHURE FOR ADDITIONAL ELIGIBILITY & FUNDING RESTRICTIONS.

LIST OF VENDORS.

Please note that Eatonton Main Street does not endorse any specific vendors. The following list has been compiled from vendors used in the past.

Awnings.

Awnings & Canvas Works, Milledgeville  478-452-1332

Tanners Custom Awnings                            404-427-5058

Macon Tent & Awning, Macon                      478-743-2684

Masonry Work

Stephens Masonry Services                         706-347-3508

Electrical

Greenwise Electric, Athens                           404-427-3508

Pynk Electrical. Covington                            770-630-1999

Glass

Cut-Rite Glass, Milledgeville                        478-452-8841

Carpentry, Gutters. Roofs

John Cleaveland, Farmington                      706-769-0541