Article by Erin Sparks
The City Council has approved a new program put forth by the EDA entitled the Lake City Downtown Façade Improvement Program. This program allows downtown businesses (those located within the B-1 zoning district) to apply for grants of up to $10,000 to make appropriate façade improvements to buildings in downtown Lake City. These funds may be used for exterior repairs/improvements, exterior signage, code violation corrections, handicapped accessibility and energy efficiency improvements. Matching funds are required and may be in the form of equity, bank financing, etc. Limited funding is available and projects will be considered on a first-come-first-served basis. For additional information and program materials visit www.lakecityeda.com.