Leaf pickup will begin Monday October 15th. PLEASE rake leaves into street away from the storm drains. CIP 12: The curbing will be completed today (Wednesday) and the driveways will be completed on Wednesday and Thursday. You can drive on your driveways SEVEN days after they are installed! The contractors will begin work on the road surfaces on Thursday, Friday and Saturday with the blacktop work scheduled for Monday and/or Tuesday (October 22nd and 23rd). Sod work will begin also that week of October 22nd (I am guessing after the blacktop is completed). Also, a reminder that the Special Assessment hearing will be held on Tuesday, October 23rd at the FIRE HALL at 7:00 p.m.


The Stewartville Economic Development Authority (EDA) will be sunsetting the Business Façade Improvement Program

If you would like to take advantage of this program before it is officially closed, please submit a completed application to City Hall by no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, November 5, 2018

Questions?  Contact us at City Hall: 507-533-4745

How to Apply

Business Facade Improvement Program Guidelines & Application

Program Intent

Stewartville’s Economic Development Authority (EDA) was established to attract, promote, and develop an economically sound future for the community. The EDA is a professional advocate for the business community. We provide ideas, information, venture capital, financial packaging, and expertise in business development and retention, focusing on projects that aim to make Stewartville a better place to live, work, and do business.

In keeping with the above stated objective, the EDA established this program with the intent to enhance and improve the visual aesthetics of the community. This program is designed to encourage owners to restore existing properties and enhance the general character of the property.


Part I

Forgivable loan up to $7,500 per building, with dollar-for-dollar match requirement.

Part II

For projects > $15,000. Revolving loan available for balance of project over $15,000 at 0% APR; RLF limit and term determined on a per project basis. Participation in Part 1 satisfies owner equity requirements of the loan program.

Eligible Project Items

  • Rehab/replacement of exterior windows visible from public areas that enhance the character of the building
  • Rehab/replacement of exterior doors visible from public areas that enhance the character of the building
  • Replacement of missing decorative building features
  • Rehabilitation or replacement of historic rooflines (such as corbels, parapets or other decorative or historic features of materials consistent with the historic nature of the building)
  • Rehabilitation or replacement of roof covering materials if visible from public areas and decorative or historic in nature
  • Historic preservation-related items that require specialized care or expertise such as tuckpointing and cleaning.
  • Removal of non-historic materials or additions to otherwise historic buildings
  • Awnings with either historic qualities or that add to the character of the building
  • Signage
  • Ancillary decorative lighting
  • Screening of unsightly features such as utility connections, dumpsters, etc…
  • Other permanent, fixed, above ground decorative features that enhance the visual aesthetics of the City.

Ineligible Project Items

  • Any interior work
  • New construction and building additions
  • Acquisition
  • Improvements not visible from public areas
  • Parking lots
  • Painting and siding (except if allowable above)
  • Roofs (except if allowable above)
  • Plants and other movable, non-permanent landscaping features
  • Improvements already completed or in progress at time of application
  • Routine building maintenance