At the April 4th, 2018 Regular Board meeting the Village board approved an amendment to the Façade Renovation Program that provides a new Sign Grant program that incentivizes downtown businesses to upgrade signage while also adhering to the Design Review Manual.
What is it?
This amendment provides downtown businesses with an opportunity to apply for a grant that would cover $300-$1,000 for a new or upgraded sign. All new sign designs will be reviewed by the Design Review Board to ensure that all signage adheres to the preferred/allowed designs. The goal of this grant program is to further work towards goals set in the 2018-2022 Downtown Master Plan, specifically strategic initiative 2: Enhancing the Old European Façade and General Atmosphere.
Why is this important?
By further working toward achieving strategic initiatives and goals set in the Downtown Master Plan, the Village of Little Chute can continue to work towards redeveloping the downtown area so that it continues to be a thriving place to live, work, and visit. This grant program works to incentivize businesses to update signage so that it will adhere to the Old World European feel that makes the village so unique.