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Suwanee offers grants to fix up downtown
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The Suwanee Downtown Development Authority is starting a facade improvement grant program that will provide grants for exterior improvements to buildings in downtown Suwanee, which encompasses Town Center as well as historic Old Town. The program is funded through a contribution from the Suwanee branch of BB&T bank, in Suwanee’s Town Center.

Suwanee’s facade improvement program offers matching grants up to $750 for residential projects and up to $2,500 for commercial projects. Eligible projects include repairs to exterior facades, exterior painting, repair or restoration of trim, replacement of nonconforming signs, architectural lighting and landscaping.

Property owners and tenants (with long-term leases and landlord approval) may apply for the grants. The Suwanee DDA Design Committee will review applications and award grants.

The first round of applications will be accepted through Sept. 2. Applications and guidelines are available from Suwanee’s Downtown Program office in the Crossroads Center, 323 Buford Highway. For more information, call 770-945-8996.

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