Friday is deadline for façade program

Bill Nachman - Posted on Mar 06, 2013 - 12:46 PM

The deadline to apply for the Gloucester Main Street Preservation Trust façade grants is Friday.

MSPT executive director Jenny Crittenden said the projects selected to participate this year will receive up to $40,000 in improvements to their buildings and sites along the commercial core of Gloucester’s Main Street. The grant is a 50/50 match.

The most any one applicant can receive is $20,000, Crittenden said.

"It’s no secret that improving the storefront of your business increases revenue inside the business," Crittenden said, adding that "façade grant programs are used on many Main Streets as an economic development tool and we believe it’s one that has worked well here in Gloucester."