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File #: 39399    Version: 1 Name: Facade Improvement Grant Buraka, LLC 1210 Williamson St
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/23/2015 In control: BOARD OF ESTIMATES (ended 4/2017)
On agenda: 9/1/2015 Final action: 9/1/2015
Enactment date: 9/4/2015 Enactment #: RES-15-00673
Title: Approving a Facade Improvement Grant to Buraka, LLC located at 1210 Williamson Street.
Sponsors: Marsha A. Rummel

Fiscal Note

Funding of $125,000 for the Façade Improvement Grant Program is authorized in the 2015 Adopted Operating Budget as part of the Capital Revolving Fund (p.27). This Resolution awards grants totaling $10,000. Following approval of this Resolution, $85,000 of authorized funding will remain for future projects.


Approving a Facade Improvement Grant to Buraka, LLC located at 1210 Williamson Street.


On October 3, 2000, 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, 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 proposals and determined that it meets the requirements of the Program. The CDA has granted a waiver to the Program Target Area so that we may serve this Madison Historic Landmark property. The Urban Design Commission has reviewed the proposals and recommends design approval.


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


1210 Williamson Street  Grantee: Buraka, LLC


 The scope of the exterior work to 1210 Williamson Street will include:


a.                     Construct new entry with accessible ramp and walkway.


b.                     Install new entrance door and windows framed in bronze colored Aluminum.


c.                     Reuse the decorative block cut from the new door and window openings to fill in the old openings and any new wall areas to match and preserve the existing block pattern.


d.                     Remove small entry canopy.  Construct overhang with exposed steel support columns and ramp railings that will span the entire front façade.


e.                     Install painted commercial sign on the front of the new entry.


f.                     Construct dumpster enclosure.


Total project cost is estimated at $20,700.  Façade Improvement Grant not to exceed $10,000.


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor and City Clerk be and hereby are authorized to execute grant agreements with the grantees and any other documents necessary to complete these improvements.