Elizabeth Wooten received a grant of $800 for work at her building in the 500 block of Broad Street. Known as the Humane Society building, 516-518 Broad St., Wooten received what amounted to a third of the total bill for repairs that included the removal of an old awning, replacement of the wood transom, repair of brick work and repainting of the front of the building.
George Pullen received a $1,000 grant for repair of the sheet metal, window panes and the replacement of gutters and rotten wood on the front of the building at 333 Broad St., Jay
Shell’s 333 on Broad restaurant.
The DDA approved a dozen façade grants this year, using its own original budget of $3,000 along with another $9,563 that was allocated to the DDA Design committee by the Business Improvement District’s board of directors. The average façade grant during the past 12 months was for $1,046.
All of the projects have taken place on Broad Street, save for improvements to a building on East First Street purchased by Rome attorney David Guldenschuh.
The DDA still has a little less than $2,500 available for projects from the allocation approved by BID.