TIPP CITY, Ohio (July 7, 2011) – The Downtown Tipp City Partnership (DTCP) has awarded a $500 matching grant to the building owner at 26 South Second Street, Debbie Dungan of Broadway Hair Studio and Company. The salon, along with 3 other potential retail locations, now occupies the former Town & Country grocery store building. The DTCP Design Committee unanimously voted to honor the business’ request for matching grant funds after seeing a drastic improvement in the building’s façade through the addition of new business entries, window openings, painting, and more for this adaptive reuse renovation.
“We are amazed at the amount of pride and commitment building owners have in the historic district,” says Kevin Guigou, DTCP board member and Design Committee chair. “It is important to recognize and encourage these leaders in our community for their hard work.”
The DTCP Façade Improvement Program (FIP) is designed to stimulate new investment, enhance business development opportunities and to attract new customers to the historic downtown area. The matching grant program reimburses the participant of an approved project for the cost of improvements to the property’s facade at the rate of 50% of those costs up to a maximum $500 grant. The program typically honors no less than two (2) recipients each year in the historic district.
The Downtown Tipp City Partnership is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation and is a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Heritage Ohio with the mission to enhance, preserve, and promote downtown Tipp City. For more information, contact Matt Owen, Executive Director, at 937.667.0883 or visit www.downtowntippcity.org.
Photo (L-R): Matt Owen, Executive Director Downtown Tipp City Partnership, Debbie and Mike Dungan Building Owners with grandson Ben Campbell