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Downtown Facade Grants - Application Process Now Open! THIS NEWS ITEM EXPIRED 10/18/2013 AND IS NO LONGER ACTIVE AND MAY NOT REFLECT CURRENT INFORMATION! THIS INFORMATION IS FOR ARCHIVAL PURPOSES ONLY!
9/10/2013 The City of Shawnee in partnership with the Shawnee Industrial Authority (SIA) is proud to announce the opening of the third grant cycle for the Downtown Façade Grant program. Grant applications are due October 18, 2013.
The Façade Grant is intended to encourage positive, high-impact improvements to historically significant buildings within the designated area. The goal is to promote joint public/private investment, encourage business development and support appropriate revitalization to as many private properties as possible within Downtown. The grants provide up to $2,500 in matching funds to be used on the front façade of a building.
Based on prior success, the boundary for eligible properties has expanded, providing more properties the opportunity to benefit from the grant. To qualify, properties must be zoned C-4 and fall within the designated area, which is generally described as:
South of Highland Street
North of Seventh Street
East of Beard Street
West of Philadelphia Street
Main Street from Kickapoo Street to Harrison Street
For an application or for more details, please contact the Community Development Department at: 878-1665 or inquire within at 222 N. Broadway. Expires:10/18/2013 Comments:
If you're thinking about starting a construction project?
Be sure to check on the necessary permits and licenses. Call the Code Enforcement Division at 405-878-1666 if you have questions regarding City Building Codes. Zoning issues are handled by the Community Development Division
Residential or "Garage" Sales require a permit too. The cost is $10.00 for a 2 day permit and you are allowed 3 sales a year. The price includes 3 signs. They can be obtained at 222 N Broadway and you can call 405-878-1616 if you have any questions. Your sale will be Listed Here for free as well.
The City issues numerous other permits and licenses. If in doubt, call the Planning and Building Department at one of the above numbers.
Need to Report Nuisance Property?
You can view and report high grass and weeds, inoperative cars, derelict cars, or vacant buildings, online at the Action Center or call 405-878-1602.
Several assistance programs are available to help ensure that our citizens are able to afford quality housing. The City's CDBG Urban Renewal Office administers loan and grant programs for emergency repairs and home improvement.