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File #: 39654    Version: 1 Name: Facade Improvement Grant - Willy St Pub & Grill
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/10/2015 In control: BOARD OF ESTIMATES (ended 4/2017)
On agenda: 9/1/2015 Final action: 9/15/2015
Enactment date: 9/21/2015 Enactment #: RES-15-00732
Title: Approving a Facade Improvement Grant to Holly Alexander; owner of Willy Street Pub and Grill located at 852/854 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 $20,000. Following approval of this resolution, $65,000 of authorized funding will remain for future projects.

Title

Approving a Facade Improvement Grant to Holly Alexander; owner of Willy Street Pub and Grill located at 852/854 Williamson Street.

Body

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:

 

Grantee: Holly Alexander; owner of Willy Street Pub and Grill located at 852/854 Williamson Street.

 

The scope of the exterior work to 852/854 Williamson Street will include:

 

a.                     Removal of existing slate/asbestos siding that was applied over the original wood siding.

b.                     Restoration or replication and painting of the original wood siding.

c.                     Restoration of the double entrance doors facing Williamson Street.

d.                     Restoration of the mansard roof including original ridge-top trim details and dormer window openings.

e.                     Restoration of the double-hung windows. Aluminum cladding applied to the exterior window trim components.

f.                     Restoration and modification of the concrete foundation wall so that it does not project beyond the siding.

g.                     Re-open window opening to the west of front doors and Install new 3-unit picture window with operable transoms above.

h.                     Re-build entry roof and corner support column

 

Total project cost is estimated at $44,523.72.  Façade Improvement Grant not to exceed $20,000.

 

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.