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File #: 56770    Version: 1 Name: Facade Improvement Grant - DRS Holdings 1304 E. Washington Ave.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/23/2019 In control: Economic Development Division
On agenda: 9/3/2019 Final action: 9/3/2019
Enactment date: 9/6/2019 Enactment #: RES-19-00621
Title: Approving Facade Improvement Grant to DRS Holdings, LLC (DBA Baldwin Street Grill) for a project located at 1304 E. Washington Ave. (2nd A.D.)
Sponsors: Patrick W. Heck

Fiscal Note

Funding of $125,000 for the Façade Improvement Grant Program is authorized in the 2019 Adopted Operating Budget as part of the Capital Revolving Fund (Munis Account: 12306213-54815-00000). This Resolution awards a grant totaling $20,000. Following approval of this Resolution, $105,000 of authorized funding will remain for future façade improvement projects.


Approving Facade Improvement Grant to DRS Holdings, LLC (DBA Baldwin Street Grill) for a project located at 1304 E. Washington Ave. (2nd A.D.)


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 proposals:


1. 1304 E. Washington Ave. Grantee: DRS Holdings, LLC (DBA Baldwin Street Grill)


The scope of the exterior work will include:

a.                     Construct wrap-around canopy.

b.                     Relocate entry door to original corner location.

c.                     Install new windows and entry door.

d.                     Install fiber cement siding and paint the fascia and soffits.

e.                     Construct Parapet wall to screen rooftop mechanicals


Total project cost is estimated at $46,306.99.  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.