$100,000 Awarded to Continue and Expand Façade Improvement Programs
|Example of a façade improvement through the Downtown Frederick Partnership's program.|
Frederick’s program funds will support the continuation and expansion of a Façade Improvement Matching Grant Program within the Patrick Street Corridor Community. The Frederick Façade Improvement Project will be administered jointly by the City of Frederick’s Department of Economic Development and its partners - the Downtown Frederick Partnership, the Golden Mile Alliance, and the East Frederick Rising.
Since 2004, the Downtown Frederick Partnership’s Façade improvement program has resulted in more than 80 building improvement projects valued in excess of $520,000 and has induced additional neighborhood investment.
“Façade rehabilitation serves as a catalyst for area-wide capital investment as we have experienced in Downtown Frederick. Expanding the Façade Program to include the Patrick Street Corridor through East Frederick and the Golden Mile will improve the attractiveness of the gateways and will help spur area-wide revitalization,” said City of Frederick Mayor Randy McClement.
|The program will expand to include areas east and|
west of Downtown, including East Frederick and the
Golden Mile neighborhoods.
The Community Legacy program provides local governments and community development organizations with essential funding and gap financing for important projects that will strengthen local communities, supporting housing and homeownership goals and attracting and retaining businesses.
The City of Frederick Department of Economic Development strives to increase economic opportunity for Frederick residents through job creation, revitalization and reinvestment.
Program specific details and how to apply:
- Downtown Frederick - http://www.downtownfrederick.org/about-us/facadeimprovement
- Golden Mile - http://www.goldenmilealliance.org/facade-improvement-grant-program/
- East Frederick Rising - Call the City of Frederick's Department of Economic Development at 301-600-6361