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City Awards Commercial Facade Grants

Photos from left, Mayor Tom Henry announces 2015 Commercial Facade Grant recipients. 

David Doolittle of Doolittle Electric displays a commemorative poster.  Before and after images of the 2015 projects.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): The City of Fort Wayne is helping businesses improve their image.

Tuesday, Mayor Tom Henry announced winners of the 2015 Commercial Facade Grant program.

Mayor says the city will provide $218,000 in dollar-for-dollar matching funds for exterior improvements including signage, lightning and siding. Businesses selected will also invest their own money into the project. That totals more than $685,000 in private funding.

In a press release, Henry said, “businesses improve their properties and attract customers. While at the same time, strengthening commercial corridors.”

Since beginning the program in 2009, the city has awarded $1.3 million to 72 businesses.

Another $3.8 million in private money has been spent on those improvements.


The 2015 grant recipients are:

Doolittle Electric, 2046 S. Lafayette St.,
Belmont Beverage, 4308 S. Anthony Blvd.,
Blue Jacket, 2826 S. Calhoun St.,
Ingleman Parrish Orthodontics; SAG Properties; B'Exquisite Salon & Spa, 223 E. Tillman
New Image Printing, 3233 S. Lafayette St., 
Sanco Industries, 1819 S. Calhoun St.,
The Old East End Building, 1501 E. Berry St.,
Trouble Brewing, 2725 Broadway, 

You can find more by clicking here.

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