Façade Grant Program
The Façade Grant Program promotes the maintenance and rehabilitation of central business district properties by providing matching grants to business and building owners.
- Façade Program Guidelines
- Application Procedure
- Online Application Form
- Vendor / Contractor Directory
- Facade Enhancement Reimbursement
Qualifying Façade Projects
To qualify for a grant, the proposed project must meet the following criteria:
- Maintain historic or architectural integrity
- Preserve or restore architectural features
- Use material and colors that match building or district identity
- Consider the entire building
- Take cues from neighboring buildings
- Maintain continuity with character of district (i.e. storefront retail, etc.)
- Improve or maintain interest and appeal at street level
- Expand or maintain visual access to building interiors
Qualifying Façade Locations
Buildings which lie between Pike Street on the north, Madison Street on the south, on the west side of 5th Street and the east side of 3rd Street.
- Full Façade – 75% up to $4,000
- Awnings – 75% up to $1,500 (per awning)
- Signs – 75% up to $1,500
Full façade projects include a group of activities done together as one project, for example, painting, exterior rehabilitation, windows, and entryways.
A maximum of one façade grant application per building per calendar year will be accepted, with no more than two successive approved requests per building, not including sign requests.
Façade Grant Application Procedure
DGI, in contract with Dave Pottinger, will accept applications year round, using the following process:
- Applicant contacts Dave Pottinger (574-238-2532) for a pre-application consultation.
- Applicant obtains estimate from contractor for application.
- Applicant submits façade grant application online found under the ‘Online Application Form’ tab on this page, attaching photo of existing façade, photo/illustration/sketch of proposed project, and written estimate from contractor. A letter of permission from the building owner is required if the applicant is not the building owner.
- DGI Façade Committee reviews application to ensure it complies with the design, scope, and expectations set forth by Downtown Goshen, Inc, which include, but are not limited to, approval of project colors.
- DGI Façade Committee approves or denies façade grant, including any conditions of approval.
- Acceptance of Terms is provided to applicant for signature for an approved façade grant.
- Work proceeds only after Acceptance of Terms is signed by applicant.
- Applicant notifies Dave Pottinger of completion.
- Upon completion, project is inspected and approved for payment and an after photo is taken.
- Applicant submits contractor invoice and Façade Grant Reimbursement Invoice.
- DGI will pay the approved amount to the grant recipient
Conditions and Terms of Grant
The work for façade projects must be done in a manner consistent with the description of such work in the application submitted to DGI for the grant request.
Selection of Contractor
While David Pottinger has experience and expertise in historic renovation, facade grant recipients are in no way obligated to hire David Pottinger for the approved project.
Unless otherwise approved, all projects must be completed within one year of approval. Incomplete projects result in a forfeiture of funds. Grant recipients may request an extension. Extensions may be approved by the DGI Façade Committee if substantial progress is demonstrated.
Permitting and Approval
All work to be performed on the grant recipient’s building must comply with Goshen ordinances, codes, and regulations. It is the sole responsibility of the grant recipient to obtain any and all zoning clearances, variances, permits, and approvals. Contact the Goshen City Planning Department to ascertain what approvals will be required for the project.
Façade Grant Application
Façade Program vendor and contractor directory
DGI provides grants to qualified business in the Central Business District to encourage maintenance of historic or distinct architectural features.
|Bail Home Services||533-4821|
|DJ Construction Co||533-1645|
|Homestead Builders of Goshen||533-4481|
|Maust Architectural Services||537-8500|
|Goshen Historical Society||975-0033|
Roofing (not covered by Façade program)
|John Hall Hardware||533-3293|
|Neff Mason Contracting and Supplies||831-4512|
|Vanderwey and Sons||534-5761|