The Downtown Revitalization Program (DTR) assists communities with impactful downtown exterior improvement projects that eliminate slum and blight conditions. Projects include primarily front and highly visible side facades of commercial or mixed-use buildings in a traditional downtown setting.
Applications for single buildings are also accepted, but only if they meet the criteria of being an iconic building. Projects that include a single building must demonstrate that the building is central to the development of a downtown area.
Project buildings must be situated within a downtown target area in which at least 25% of all buildings are determined to be in fair or poor condition. Determination of building status is made through individual surveys and documentation (pictures/ descriptions) demonstrating that the building is in fair or poor condition.
For more program information, including building, facade, and target area eligibility requirements, see https://www.iowaeda.com/userdocs/programs/resources/2023cdbg-application-manual.pdf#page=11.
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