STOREFRONT
DESIGN ASSISTANCE GRANTS

   
 

OVERVIEW

Partners for a Healthy Wadena Region has FREE architectural support available to building
andbusiness owners planning to make storefront changesto historic downtown buildings.

In the end, you will receive either a written recomendations report or sketches of the changes.

PURPOSE

This assistance will:
•Make it easier for you to make safe and sound decisions about changes
•Create quality improvements that protect investments in downtown
•Increase your property value by preserving historic character and integrity
•Guide renovations to fit the character of Wadena and of your building
•Help preserve Wadena's historic downtown core as a visitor and new business attractor


HOW WILL IT WORK?

~A meeting with the architect may be set up or
photograhs, measurements and a project description
may be emailed to him.

~Materials, colors, and special treatments that
compliment your building, are cost effective and take
into consideration historic features of the building.

~ Your ideas will be incorporated
with the architect's expertise.

~Design guidelines adopted by the City of Wadena
will be utilized.

~You will receive a plan that is yours to use as you like.


ARCHITECTURAL HELP COVERS:

~Tuck pointing or masonry repairs
~New awning designs & colors
~Paint and color choices
~Sign design, sign sizing
~Lighting choices and placement
~Materials
~Fire escapes
~ Safety & energy efficiency needs
~ Removing non-historic coverings

 

It would help to bring along a favorite historic picture of your building. The Wadena County Historical Society or Bob Zozel have a good selection of photos available.

INTERESTED?

Please contact Partners for a Healthy Wadena Region at 218-632-5999.