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File #: 23253    Version: 1 Name: Facade 752 E. Gorham - The Livingston Inn
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/12/2011 In control: BOARD OF ESTIMATES (ended 4/2017)
On agenda: 8/2/2011 Final action: 8/2/2011
Enactment date: 8/5/2011 Enactment #: RES-11-00682
Title: Approving Facade Improvement Grant to 752 East Gorham Street (The Livingston Inn).
Sponsors: Bridget R. Maniaci
Fiscal Note
Funding of $190,000 for the Façade Improvement Grant Program is authorized in the 2011 Adopted Operating Budget as part of the Capital Revolving Fund (p. 25). This Resolution awards grant totaling $10,000. Following approval of this Resolution, $158,825.00 of authorized funding will remain for future projects.
Approving Facade Improvement Grant to 752 East Gorham Street (The Livingston Inn).
On February 3, 2004, the Common Council adopted Resolution ID # 61179, approving the Facade Improvement Grant Program to support and encourage small local businesses to reinvest in the downtown and smaller, neighborhood shopping and business areas and designating the Community Development Authority as the agent of the City for the operation and administration of the Program. The grants are matching grants and will be provided in an amount up to 50% of the total project costs up to a maximum of $10,000 for a single facade, $20,000 for a building with two facades, and $25,000 for a “flatiron” building. The objective of the Program is to restore, or substantially beautify, or enhance the entire facade or elevation of a commercial building. The Facade Improvement Grant Program Staff Team has reviewed the following Façade Improvement proposal and has determined that it meet the requirements of the Program. The Landmarks Commission has approved the Certificate of Appropriateness for the Project. The Urban Design Commission has reviewed the proposal and recommends design approval.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Common Council does hereby approve the following Facade Improvement Grant:

752 Gorham Street: The Livingston Inn
Grantee: Historic Leitch House, LLC

The residence was constructed in 1857, designated a City of Madison Landmark in 1972, and listed on the National Register in 1975. The property is located outside the Façade Improvement Grant program Target Area. The CDA, at its meeting of June 16, 2011, approved a waiver of the Progra...

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