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  • Façade Grant Applications Available for Downtown

    The City of Ames Planning Division is accepting applications for the Downtown Façade Grant. Businesses and building owners within the Downtown Service Center could qualify for a dollar-for-dollar matching grant of up to $15,000 for façade improvements.

  • Grants Available to Improve Building Facades in Campustown Area

    Commercial property or business owners interested in enhancing the appearance of street-facing sides of commercial buildings located south and west of Iowa State University campus can apply for grants through the Campustown Façade Grant Program.

  • Deputy Fire Chiefs Announced

    Ames Fire Chief Rich Higgins announced today the promotion of two Ames Fire Department Shift Commanders to two open positions of Deputy Fire Chief.