Brunswick Main Street Grants Six Façade and Interior Improvement Awards This Year

Awarded projects will lead to a $112,000.00 investment into downtown buildings.

Brunswick Main Street is pleased to announce that six downtown buildings will be receiving Community Legacy Grant funds for property improvements. The Brunswick Main Street Façade and Interior Improvement Program aims to financially support redevelopment and revitalization initiatives in the Brunswick Main Street district. The 2019-2020 Façade and Interior Improvement Program specifically looked to assist projects related to City of Brunswick and Frederick County occupancy code improvements.  The objectives of this recent grant cycle were to fund (1) façade improvements and signage which will enhance the appearance of the downtown and/or preserve the historical appearance of the buildings, (2) interior improvements, especially those that will bring a property up to code, facilitating occupancy, and (3) other related projects. This past year, Brunswick Main Street was awarded $50,000.00 to disperse among chosen applicants.

The Brunswick Main Street Façade and Interior Improvement program is funded through a Maryland State Revitalization Grant – the Community Legacy Grant. All projects must obtain Community Legacy Grant approval and Maryland Historical Trust approval (each improvement must not produce any adverse effect on the preservation of the building). The Brunswick Main Street Façade and Interior Improvement Program has been used to maintain and enhance some of downtown Brunswick’s most important downtown buildings and businesses. The program also contributes to improving the attractiveness and revitalization of our core downtown business district. Brunswick Main Street will be continuing the Community Legacy Grant Program in Fiscal Year 2021. Brunswick Main Street was awarded more funds this year ($55,000.00) for the program.

Brunswick Main Street’s 2019-2020 Façade and Interior Improvement Program will yield improvements valued at approximately $112,000.00. In this grant round, the following properties have been awarded funds:

 

  • Potomac Street Grill (31 E Potomac Street) for new awnings;
  • Antiques N Ole Stuff (25 E Potomac Street) for new interior and exterior lighting fixtures;
  • Towpath Creamery/ Boxcar Burgers (12 S Maple Ave) for new air-conditioning systems; 
  • “The Arts Center” (14 East A Street) for new plumbing, heating and cooling systems, electric work and new windows;
  • Beans in the Belfry (122 W Potomac Street) for a new kitchen floor; 
  • The Brunswick Volunteer Ambulance and Rescue Company (200 W Potomac Street) for a new roof.

Thank You Design Committee!

Brunswick Main Street would also like to acknowledge the volunteer efforts put forth by the Brunswick Main Street Design Committee. The Design Committee operates this program and we are grateful for their time and dedication.