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Boyne City Main Street presents $10,000 façade grant to Boyne Avenue Properties

Boyne City Main Street recently presented Boyne Avenue Properties with a $10,000 check for the façade work done at 437 Boyne Avenue. The building, located on M-75 at the very East end of the Boyne City Main Street District, recently underwent a complete renovation, and will now house four tenants.

Each Spring, Boyne City Main Street awards $20,000 in reimbursement façade grants. The Façade Grant Program provides matching funds for Main Street District property owners and tenants to improve the facades of their buildings, in order to maintain the architectural character and economic viability of downtown. The application process is extremely competitive.

For every dollar awarded the applicant must spend an equal amount.

“We are always excited to see the completion of a façade project. This one is especially exciting as it really helps improve the entrance into downtown Boyne City ” Kelsie King-Duff, Boyne City Main Street Executive Director said.

Funds are provided by Boyne City Main Street with dollars raised through Boyne Thunder. There is no set minimum or maximum number of projects per year The grant program seeks to encourage private investment through the rehabilitation and improvement of facades within the Boyne City Main Street District, to encourage good design that will serve as quality examples, and to preserve the architectural character that is distinctive to Boyne City. By improving the appearance of the building facades, the program aims to improve the economic viability of the downtown.

For more information about Boyne City Main Street and the façade grant program, visit www.boynecitymainstreet.com or email mainstreet@boynecity.com .