Woodstock helping to beautify facade
WOODSTOCK – Business starts outside a shop’s front door.
That is the belief of Woodstock city officials and one of the reasons for the town’s facade renewal program.
The program is intended to:
- Promote marketability of the town’s business area
- Help building owners attract and retain tenants
- Make streets inviting and more interesting to walk and shop
- Build civic pride
- Contribute to the quality of life for residents, workers and visitors
At a recent Economic Development Authority meeting, members of that committee heard a request from town officials requesting that appropriations for the program be increased to $20,000.
The program is funded with $10,000 by the Town Council, which would have to approve the increase at a future council meeting.
The increase would allow the program to fund more applications.
Examples of projects that qualify for the program are:
- Painting that provides a new color scheme
- Removal of elements covering any architectural details, such as vinyl or aluminum siding
- Restoration of architectural details in historic buildings, such as cornices
- Instillation of lighting for illumination of exterior, or signage, building
- Enhancing windows, doors, and or framing visible from the street
- Brick repointing
- Landscaping, including hardscaping (man-made features used in landscape) that is creative and visually pleasing.
Some examples of projects that would not qualify for assistance are: roofs, parking lots, new construction and interior improvements.