Facade Improvements http://tspr.org en Around the Region http://tspr.org/post/around-region-94 <p>A quick look at news from around the tri-state region. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 Jason Parrott 50065 at http://tspr.org Around the Region Keokuk to Apply for Facade Grant http://tspr.org/post/keokuk-apply-facade-grant <p>The Keokuk City Council is taking steps to be able to apply for a $500,000 state grant that could be used to improve the look of the city’s downtown district. Thu, 26 Dec 2013 13:24:50 +0000 Jason Parrott 45895 at http://tspr.org Keokuk to Apply for Facade Grant Destroyed Building Was in Line for Re-Use http://tspr.org/post/destroyed-building-was-line-re-use <p>The building destroyed during a weekend fire in downtown Fort Madison was in line to be part of a multi-million dollar redevelopment project.</p><p> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 02:22:10 +0000 Jason Parrott 24995 at http://tspr.org Destroyed Building Was in Line for Re-Use Fort Madison Façade Improvements http://tspr.org/post/fort-madison-fa-ade-improvements <p>Local contractors will handle a majority of the upcoming improvements to downtown Fort Madison.</p><p>The city secured a $500,000 state grant to improve the facades of 13 buildings.&nbsp; The property owners will contribute another $170,000 to the project.</p><p>The city chose to seek bids per category of work as opposed to going project by project so one contractor would handle all windows and doors while another would do the masonry, for example.</p> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 04:02:18 +0000 Jason Parrott 22045 at http://tspr.org Fort Madison Façade Improvements Changes Possible for Macomb Facade Program http://tspr.org/post/changes-possible-macomb-facade-program <p>Aldermen are reviewing whether to alter the Facade Forgivable Loan Program based on recommendations from the City Council&#39;s Community Development Committee.<br /><br />One proposal is to increase the city&#39;s share of the costs for facade improvements from 50% to 66%.<br /><br />&ldquo;That would mean if somebody had a $30,000 project, they could get $20,000 of that from us and $10,00 of their own money. If that&#39;s not incentive enough to put on their best face, I don&#39;t know what else we can do,&rdquo; said Seventh Ward Alderman Clay Hinderliter.<br /> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 23:10:00 +0000 Rich Egger 19996 at http://tspr.org Changes Possible for Macomb Facade Program