DECEMBER 31, 2018
2019 downtown facade program details released
The City of Decatur and Decatur
Main Street have announced details for the 2019 downtown façade program.
The City of Decatur committed
$50,000 per year for five years in matching funds for businesses in the
downtown area to revitalize the exterior of their buildings and businesses. The
2019 round will be the fourth year of funding.
The downtown area is defined
as Limberlost Trail to 8th Street, and Jackson Street to Adams
Street. Eligible projects include new windows, painting, storefront restoration
and signage. This is not an all-inclusive list.
Building owners must commit to
a dollar-for-dollar match in their application. For example, an application
applying for $10,000 in funds from the city must provide $10,000 in matching
funds from the building/business owner.
For those interested in
applying, two informational meetings are scheduled for your convenience (you
only need to attend one). Both will be held at Decatur City Hall, 172 N. 2nd
St., Decatur. You must attend one of these meetings to receive an application
Downtown façade program
informational meeting dates
Wednesday, January 9, 6-7 p.m.
Thursday, January 10, 9-10
*Both meetings will be held at
Decatur City Hall.
Façade applications are due at
4 p.m. on Monday, February 11, 2019, to Decatur City Hall. Late applications
will not be accepted. Award announcements are expected to be made in early
For questions about the façade
program, please contact Melissa Norby, Director of Community Development for
the City of Decatur, at 260-724-7171, or email@example.com.