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Façade Grant Applications Available for Downtown

Post Date:02/05/2020 9:30 AM
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. In addition, businesses and building owners who improve their façades and are within the Downtown Urban Revitalization Area may be eligible for abatement of property taxes on the assessed value of new improvements.
All applications must demonstrate consistency with the Downtown Design Guidelines. The Downtown Design Guidelines are available on the Planning Division page of the City of Ames website at and describes these concepts more fully with images and examples explaining the intent of the design concept. The application form is also available for download at the same location. A pre-application meeting with the City is strongly encouraged.
The application deadline is 5 p.m. on Friday, February 21, 2020. For questions on the program or to schedule a pre-application meeting, contact Benjamin Campbell, Planning and Housing Department, at 515.239.5400 or by email at

Pantorium on Douglas Avenue 



















The Pantorium building was the recipient of a façade grant.

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