Tuesday, the Architectural Board of Review (ABR) approved Façade Enhancement Grants for Jolly’s Drive-In at the Laird Arcade, and the Bair Brothers building
The ABR approved a grant of $4,058 for storefront windows at Bair Bros. Sporting Goods and Awards, 28 S. Washington St. Additionally, the ABR approved a $2,344 grant for Jolly’s Drive-In located in the Laird Arcade for new awnings.
Combined, these projects total nearly $12,500 in investment in Downtown Tiffin. In 2021, the ABR approved grants for the owners of 15 buildings in Downtown Tiffin for a total investment of nearly $270,000.
Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz commented: “We are pleased to be able to provide a program that assists with the restoration of our historic downtown buildings, which continues to improve the overall look and feel of our community.”
Since the Façade Enhancement Program’s inception in 2014, 106 projects have been approved for a total downtown investment of $2.9 million.
About the Façade Enhancement Program
The Façade Enhancement Program is a City of Tiffin reimbursement grant that was started in 2014 and provides a 50 percent match of funds for eligible exterior improvements on residential and commercial structures within the downtown historic district, up to $10,000. Each building is eligible to receive up to $10,000 per calendar year. For more information, visit www.tiffinseneca.org (search “Façade Enhancement”).
About Downtown Tiffin
The revitalization of downtown Tiffin began in 2011, when a group of community members came together to for “Tiffin Tomorrow”, with the goal of promoting and encouraging economic development in downtown Tiffin, and creating plans, programs and actions to ensure long-term vitality and prosperity. In 2014, the city of Tiffin contracted with SIEDC to act as the downtown organization and “Tiffin Tomorrow” came under the SIEDC umbrella as the “Downtown Development Committee,” which serves as the governing board of the downtown organization. In 2015, Tiffin joined Heritage Ohio’s Ohio Main Street Program. For more information, click here.