Fort Wayne has awarded its latest round of Commercial Façade Grants. The city says it will invest a total of about $250,000 into the projects at 10 local companies located on well-traveled corridors throughout Fort Wayne.
As part of the grant awards, the selected property owners have pledged to invest more than $765,000 in private dollars to upgrade their building façades. Mayor Tom Henry says, over the years, the grants have played a part in "transforming our business corridors and helping revitalize the surrounding neighborhoods."
Henry introduced the program in 2008. Since then, the city has awarded about $1.7 million in funding, leading to more than $4.3 million in private investment. The 2018 Commercial Façade Grant recipients are:
Nyla Jean Properties (1434-1436 Wells St.)
Hop River Brewing Company (1515 N. Harrison St.)
Shady Nook (2834 Parnell Ave.)
Media One (1530 Spy Run)
Oxford Community Association (1421 Oxford St.)
Saigon Restaurant (2006 S. Calhoun St.)
Jones Auto Repair (1701 S. Anthony Blvd.)
Reliable Cleaning (302 E. Wallace)
Fairfield Heights (2018-2030 Fairfield Ave.)
Apex Consulting (1313 Broadway).