Four building owners granted funds
TIFFIN, OHIO – April 16, 2019 – Today,
the Architectural Board of Review (ABR) approved Façade Enhancement Grants for
work to four buildings, including roof repairs of three buildings in Downtown
Tiffin. The City of Tiffin has set aside $100,000 for projects this year.
The owners of the buildings had requested $5,743.24 to replace and
repair exterior doors and for masonry repointing at 145-147 Madison Street; and
for 25 E. Perry St., $7,512 for Bolte Real Estate, 23 S. Washington St., and
$10,000 for Tong’s Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing Inc., 40 E. Perry
St., each for roof repairs.
these projects, the total amount spent for 2019 is $56,743.22
of the available $100,000 for a total investment of $146,724.44. In April and March,
the ABR approved two $10,000 grants to replace the roofs for Reclaim It, 127 S.
Washington St., and the Renaissance of Tiffin, 129 S. Washington St., and in
January, the board approved grants for 269 S. Washington St. and 27 Court
Aaron Montz commented: “With more than half of the allotted funds used, I’m
glad the Façade Enhancement Grant continues to be a benefit to owners of
properties in Downtown Tiffin.”
To apply for a
Façade Enhancement Grant, the building owner
should meet with Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership Downtown Main Street
Manager AmyReinhart to
discuss how the program works and obtain an application. Once the application
is submitted, reviewed and deemed complete and without issues, the
Architectural Board of Review will consider it before approval. Since
the program’s inception in 2014, 68 projects have been approved for a total
downtown investment of nearly $2.2 million.
About the Façade Enhancement ProgramThis City of Tiffin reimbursement grant program was started in 2014 and
provides a 50 percent match of funds for eligible exterior improvements on
residential and commercial structures within the downtown historic district, up
to $10,000. Each building is eligible to receive up to $10,000 per calendar
year. For more information, visit www.senecasuccess.com (search “Façade
Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership
Started in 1983 as the Seneca Industrial and Economic
Development Corp. (SIEDC), the Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership is a private,
non-profit corporation dedicated to driving positive economic, downtown, and
community development in Tiffin and Seneca County, Ohio, which consistently
ranks among the top communities nationally for economic development. Learn more
about the great things going on in Tiffin and Seneca County at www.tiffinseneca.com.