Curb Appeal Assistance Program

This program is designed to help existing businesses within the LDDA district by assisting with the costs associated with curb appeal improvements.

The Curb Appeal Assistance Program offers financial assistance in the form of a reimbursable grant to the landlord or business owner for eligible expenses associated with the improvements to the business’ curb appeal.

Eligible Items:

Awnings – up to $500 of purchase price
Sidewalk café improvements – approved furniture, permit costs up to $250
Sidewalk signs – permit cost $45
Sidewalk sign – up to $50 of purchase price
Planters and plant materials – up to $350 of purchase price

Eligibility Requirements:

Projects must be located within the LDDA district (see attached map)

All applicants are required to meet with LDDA staff in order to determine eligibility before submitting an application. Funding requests will not be considered until all required documentation is submitted to the LDDA office.  Application packets must include:

  1. Completed and signed application
  2. Permit applications as applicable
  3. Approvals of design from historic preservation and/or LDDA as applicable
  4. Copy of current business tax receipt
  5. Copy of lease
  6. Notarized letter of approval from property owner

Approval of Funding Request:

Once eligibility is verified and all required documentation has been submitted, LDDA staff will present the funding request to the LDDA board for approval.

The LDDA board meets on the third Thursday of the month.  Applicants will be notified of the date and time their application will be presented to the LDDA Board. It is recommended that the applicant attend the LDDA Board meeting in order to answer any questions the LDDA Board may have regarding the application. LDDA staff will notify the applicant of approval or denial in writing.

The LDDA Board reserves the right to approve or deny and grant application at any time if, in its sole and absolute discretion, it determines that the business will not advance the goals and objectives established for the LDDA district.

Procedure for Reimbursement:

Once the project is completed and a certificate of completion is obtained (if applicable), the applicant shall submit a written request for reimbursement with the required documentation:

  1. Copy of all permit fee receipts If applicable
  2. Copies of invoices of eligible expenses
  3. Copies of payments of invoices eligible expenses