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Mesquite, TX – October 24, 2019 – Two Downtown Mesquite façade improvement grants were approved by City Council, which marks the first use of a new incentive program for the improvement of downtown properties.
The Downtown Mesquite Façade Improvement Program was created to encourage improvement of properties within the downtown area. Approved projects are eligible for a 50% reimbursement of the cost, with the maximum reimbursement of $20,000. The program also includes free design services.
Bill Metzger of Metzger Awards and George Boyce are the first two downtown property owners to apply and be approved for grants. Metzger is eligible for a grant of $6,116 and Boyce is eligible for a grant of $2,800. The Metzger property at 105 W. Main will undergo several improvements, including new signage and lighting, new paint, general door and window repairs and a new awning with custom brackets. The Boyce property at 202 W. Davis will see the installation of a new awning, as well as cleaning of the brick exterior.
Mesquite Downtown Manager Beverly Abell said, “Downtown Mesquite was designated as a Texas Main Street district as of January 1. Part of the emphasis of the Main Street Program is maintaining and improving properties to boost their economic viability and best reflect their authentic and individual character. This façade program helps support those efforts.”
For more information on the program, see www.cityofmesquite.com/downtown.