The Watertown Local Development Corporation’s Facade Program offered up to a 50% matching grant for historic facade rehabilitation through 12/31/2015. We are currently reviewing options for this program. Please contact us if you are interested.
The basic qualifications require the building to be in the historic district and the willingness of the property owner to allow for a facade easement. Other qualifications may apply based on the specifics of the project. Evident of property owners 50% match funding required. Projects must be done in accordance with the New York State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) historic rehabilitation standards. Program is managed by Neighbors of Watertown, Inc. Amount of funds awarded to a project is at the sole discretion of Watertown Local Development Corporation Board of Directors. Funding approved and reserved for the facade program is also at the discretion of the Board of Directors.
Click the images below to see photos of businesses involved in the Facade Program.