The Façade Improvement Program assists property and business owners located within the identified Downtown Business District Area (DBDA) boundary to undertake storefront or building front improvements. These improvements can range from minor repairs and painting to substantial façade renovations on buildings used for commercial or office uses.
The goal of the program is to
1. Encourage well-designed improvements;
2. Restore significant architectural elements of the structure, and
3. Coordinate the important features of a commercial or office storefront into a more visually attractive package.
These goals, in turn, are designed to increase the attractiveness of the downtown, increase patronage for the downtown businesses, and provide the impetus for further private investment in the DBDA.
The program is funded through the Town ofAhoskie’s Façade Grant Program and will be reviewed by the Historical Commission approved by the Ahoskie Town Council and administered by the Ahoskie Planning Department. After review by the Ahoskie Historical Commission, the Chair Person will recommend the project to the Ahoskie Town Council for approval or disapproval. This is an annually funded program funded by the Town ofAhoskieand is designed to promote economic development. However, it is also designed to provide incentives for more private investment in the downtown.