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October 8, 2019

Two grant programs now available to Midtown businesses

Businesses in Midtown can now take advantage of one of two grant programs sponsored by the City of Bryan. The city is hosting an informational meeting for business owners and property owners who may be interested in either of these programs:

What: Corridor Beautification Partnership program informational meeting
When: 5:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 28, 2019
Where: Bryan Municipal Office Building, Basement Training Room, 300 S. Texas Ave.


Corridor Beautification Partnership Program

Some Midtown buildings could receive a facelift through the Corridor Beautification Partnership program, which will assist in making the area more economically vibrant and aesthetically pleasing.

The program, which works as a partnership between businesses and the city, uses reimbursable matching funds to renovate and improve the visual impact of eligible properties. This program has been available and used for the Texas Avenue corridor, and now properties along the South College Avenue corridor and portions of the Villa Maria Road corridor are eligible.

More information on this program is available at bryantx.gov/cbp or contact Lindsay Hackett at 979.209.5030 or lhackett@bryantx.gov.

Life Safety Grant Program

This program provides financial assistance to business owners for the installation of and compliance with International Building Code fire suppression and safety code requirements. This could include fire sprinkler systems, fire alarms, fire-rated windows, walls and doors, means of egress and exit signage.

Recently, the Life Safety grant program also has been expanded to include buildings in the Midtown area along South College Avenue and Villa Maria Road. The goal of the program is to encourage private investment in commercial and multi-family housing through the use of public incentives and to stimulate the redevelopment of vacant buildings.

More information on this program is available at bryantx.gov/lifesafety or contact Katie Williams at 979.209.5030 or kwilliams@bryantx.gov.

 
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