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File #: 46781    Version: 1 Name: Facade Grant 117 E Main St Daniel Kessenich
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/10/2017 In control: FINANCE COMMITTEE
On agenda: 5/2/2017 Final action: 5/2/2017
Enactment date: 5/8/2017 Enactment #: RES-17-00381
Title: Approving Facade Improvement Grant to Daniel Kessenich for a project located at 117 E. Main Street.
Sponsors: Michael E. Verveer

Fiscal Note

The 2017 Adopted Operating Budget includes $125,000 with the Economic Development Division for the Façade Grant Program. This program is fully funded through the Capital Revolving Loan Fund. The proposed resolution authorizes a $10,000 grant to Daniel Kessenich for a project located at 117 E Main Street. If approved, the remaining balance for 2017 Façade Grants will be $115,000.


Approving Facade Improvement Grant to Daniel Kessenich for a project  located at 117 E. Main 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 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:


1.                     117 E. Main Street, Grantee: Daniel Kessenich


 The scope of the exterior work will include:                      

a.                     Rehabilitation and preservation of the exterior stone.

b.                     Replacement of severely deteriorated stone. Four existing stones will be removed and replaced with new stone to match the existing stone in its treatment and appearance.

c.                     Careful cleaning of all of the masonry surfaces.

d.                     Repair, restoration and painting of all wooden window frames, sashes, and troughs.

e.                     Recondition framing members revealed by the removal, repair, and replacement of damaged stones.

f.                     Replace the sill blocks under the first floor store front windows with Dolomitic limestone blocks and install new lead coated copper flashings.

g.                     Replace wood panels below the storefront window frames with clear cedar and MDO panels painted to match existing color scheme.

h.                     Reconstruction of parapet wall to accommodate future project that will replicate historic decorative cornice.


Total project cost is estimated at $147,421.  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