I hope you receive this email in high spirits after a rainy day! The Reedsport Main Street Program has been spinning as usual with projects and momentum. We have big news! The Façade Improvement Program is going to be launching on April 15th! We are finally able to move forward after shaping the program and application and will be looking forward to putting those funds to good use. This Program will act as a small grant to provide cosmetic improvements to storefronts located directly on highways 38 and 101 (some restrictions apply). These funds are available to all three commercial districts in Reedsport. That means the Uptown, Midtown, and Downtown districts are included and funds will be allocated equally per district. If you are interested in implementing enhancements to your storefront such as signage, awning installation or replacement, paint, lighting, and even landscaping, you should read the program information and think about applying come April 15th. Please read the attached flyer and Program document. This information can also be found on the City’s website along with resources for creating your design proposal here.
The applications will not become available until the launch date to ensure all business and property owners have a fair shot at applying for the grant. If you want to best prepare to apply, think about the possible storefront and visual improvements that can be made, create a budget, prepare visuals for the proposed changes in the form of sketches or plans, and make sure the property owner is on board. You will also need documentation identifying that any loans and mortgages on the property are current and in good standing (or a copy of the deed if no mortgage exists), documentation indicating that all property tax payments are current, and proof of liability insurance on the property.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at any time. Our next meetings are:
Thursday, April 2nd 5:00-6:15pm - Design Committee Meeting in the Conference Room at City Hall
Tuesday, April 14th 5:00-6:15pm - Board meeting in the Conference Room at City Hall
Tuesday, April 21st 5:00-6:15pm - Promotion Committee Meeting at Waterfront
I will be out of the office from April 3rd through the 9th. I will periodically check my email and voicemails. I hope you have a wonderful rest of the day and week to follow! Our meetings are always open to the public and we are happy to see new faces. I am looking forward to seeing you very soon!
All the best,
Main Street Program Coordinator
City Of Reedsport