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File #: 64678    Version: 1 Name: Facade Grant - 1254 E Washington Ave (2nd AD)
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/15/2021 In control: Economic Development Division
On agenda: 4/20/2021 Final action: 4/20/2021
Enactment date: 4/26/2021 Enactment #: RES-21-00297
Title: Approving Facade Improvement Grant to Phil Parhamovich for a project located at 1254 E. Washington Avenue. (2nd AD)
Sponsors: Patrick W. Heck
Attachments: 1. 1254 E Washington Ave FACADE GRANT APPLICATION.pdf, 2. RE_ UDC Facade Grant - 1254 E Washington letter_.pdf

Fiscal Note

The proposed resolution authorizes up to $10,000 for a façade improvement grant. This grant will be funded by the Economic Development Division’s 2020 Façade Improvement Grants capital program, which will have approximately $53,000 of remaining budget authority following this grant. No additional City appropriation is required. The Façade Improvement Grant capital program was folded into EDD’s Small Business Equity and Recovery capital program for the 2021 Adopted Capital Budget with the expectation that façade improvement grants will continue through this new program once the remaining budget authority from the 2020 Façade Improvement Grants capital program is disbursed.


Approving Facade Improvement Grant to Phil Parhamovich for a project located at 1254 E. Washington Avenue. (2nd AD)


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.  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 proposals:


1. Grantee: Phil Parhamovich, 1254 E Washington Avenue


The scope of the exterior work will include:


E. Washington Avenue side of building:


a.                     Improve building façade by creating wood architectural detailing with panels and faux windows 

b.                     Removal of paint on brick 


Total project cost (E Washington Ave side) is estimated at $20,000.  Façade Improvement Grant not to exceed $10,000.


Baldwin Street side of building:


a.                     Replace two (2) doors and one (1) panel

b.                     Removal of paint on brick. Sealing of brick

c.                     Other (see Attachments for all specifications)


Total project cost (Baldwin St side) is estimated at $20,000.  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.