Stewartville’s Economic Development Authority (EDA) was established to attract, promote, and develop an economically sound future for the City. The EDA continues to be a professional advocate for the business community; they provide ideas, information, financial packaging, and expertise in business development and retention. The EDA’s objective is to make Stewartville an even better place to live, work, and do business.
In accordance with the above stated objective and the specified priorities noted in the 2018 Community Survey results, the EDA established this short-term program with the intention to enhance and improve the outward appearance of buildings and/or other areas of Stewartville’s Main Street. This program is designed to encourage the beautification of existing property exteriors and enhance the general character of properties located on Main Street in Stewartville. As such, improvements must be visible from Main Street.
The Program will accept applications from January 1, 2019- July 31, 2019, or until all
funding has been committed—whichever occurs first. All projects must be completed with
submitted invoices and completion photos on or before December 31, 2019. Any projects not
completed and/or submitted for reimbursement by that time will not be eligible for
reimbursement irrespective of approval.
Existing commercial buildings on Main Street in Stewartville. For the purposes of this program,
eligible parameters include Main Street businesses on the Highway or directly adjoined to
Main Street. Eligible properties must be Central Business District (B-1) zoned properties from
6th Street SE to 6th Street NE excluding those properties that are used for residential purposes.
*Please note: Property must not have any outstanding obligations to the City (including delinquent
payments or property taxes), applicant must either own the property or provide written
authorization of the project, and project must have all required permits and approvals (if necessary).
- Painting of building exterior including necessary scraping, repairing and preparation for completion.
- Pressure cleaning of building exterior.
- Installations of planters that will enhance the property.
- Permanent landscaping and green space.
- Awnings and canopies (including the installation of new awnings and removal of deteriorating awnings and canopies).
- Brick tuckpointing.
- Installation of brick or stone onto building façade.
- Repair and Installation of cornices, corbels and decorative details.
- Exterior lighting.