City announces latest round of Fix-It Facade grants; Grants help to fund downtown improvement projects in Seguin
Posted on 2/12/2018 7:37:00 AM.

(Seguin) -- The city of Seguin Main Street Program is doing it's part of "fix" up the city's downtown. The Seguin City Council on Tuesday approved the latest round of Fix-It Facade grants from the Main Street Program.

Main Street and CVB Director Kyle Kramm says approximately $30,000 worth of improvements will be coming to downtown thanks to the grants that will be spread out, and be used to help fund four new facade improvement projects.

"The first one will be for the Aumont Hotel for repairs to the awning. The second was is to the (old Starcke) Sleep Shop (building), which is 104 N. Austin Street for a rebuild of the store front windows for part of the building. The third one is for Oelke CPA to change out a window into a door to improve access to the second floor for that building. The last one is for Park Plaza Hotel for some improvements to the parking lot as well as fencing around their grease trap and the 
outdoor patio," said Kramm.

The Fix-It Facade grants don't fully pay for the improvement projects, but they are seen as a way to encourage property owners to do more to fix up the outsides of their buildings. Kramm says it's just another way that Main Street tries to bring new life to the downtown area.

In addition to the grants, the council also approved the new 2018 street closure schedule for events in downtown Seguin. Kramm says traditional events, like Freedom Fiesta, are all on the list, but he says there are some new entries to be excited about as well.

"We have some new ones this year though, with the Warehouse opening up. They are wanting to close Camp Street a couple of times this year for some concerts. There are four additions there for that," said Kramm.

Any downtown street closures or outdoor alcohol sales in downtown must be approved by the council prior to any event.

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