Quick Impact Facade Grant Program
Discover Downtown Washington
This program is intended to create an opportunity that will stimulate quick improvements to the exteriors of the buildings within downtown Washington, Indiana. Although a small grant, this program is designed to reflect quick, tangible, positive change downtown through enhanced aesthetics.
Spark Downtown, whose mission is to ignite the revitalization of
downtowns in the Radius region, believes downtown is the heart and
soul of the community and one of the keys to attracting a vibrant
workforce. For this reason, Spark Downtown created a Downtown
Façade Loan Program to encourage revitalization of the downtown, to
stimulate additional private sector investment in the downtown and
surrounding area, and to help spur job creation. The program provides
loans to downtown property and business owners for the purpose of
funding permanent exterior improvements on commercial or mixed use
Guidelines and Application below.
The objective and ultimate goal for this project is to find a tenant for building 207 on East Main Street that will expand business options for downtown Washington with the preference for retail, arts, restaurant, or entertainment.