April 8, 2011.
Alberta Main Street announces participants for the 2011 Green Façade Improvement Program. The program provides up to $5,000 in matching funds and design assistance to businesses in the Alberta Main Street program area to improve the appearance of individual building facades, signs and awnings, as well as the overall look of the district. Improvements must be to areas visible from the public way and include a green component. The goal of this program is to leverage private improvements while making revitalization efforts affordable, creative and sustainable. The program requires a one to one match from the applicant.
Alberta Main Street received applications from seven area building and business owners interested in participating in the organization’s pilot program. Requests were made for a total of $30,000 and the program budget is only $10,000. The program’s Executive Director, Sara Wittenberg commented, “The selection process was very difficult, I wish we had resources to fund all of the applications. The renovations and improvements proposed would all improve the overall look of the district.”
- 1700 – 1726 NE Alberta Street; Building Owner Applicant, Portland Community Reinvestment Initiative (PCRI), Cyndi Natalello. Current commercial tenants: the Community Cycling Center, All Teased Up Hair Salon, Mimosa Studios & Earls Barbershop.
- 2734-38 & 2724 NE Alberta Street; Building Owner Applicant, Boczki Family Trust, Erzsebet Eppley. Current commercial tenants: Al Forno Ferruzza Pizzeria & Six Days Art
Alberta Main Street, one of three Portland Main Street programs, values high design standards and creativity while encouraging solutions that achieve these goals affordably so that business and property owners are benefited rather than burdened by the revitalization process.
The 2011 Facade Improvement Program is no longer accepting applications.