MSW Downtown Development Investment Fund Grants

The Downtown Winchester Development Master Plan recommended the creation of an investment fund in order to facilitate building maintenance, decrease vacancy rates, and increase private investment within the downtown district. The City of Winchester, Clark County Fiscal Court, Clark County Community Foundation, Beer Cheese Festival, Clark County Industrial Authority and an anonymous donor generously contributed to the Downtown Development Investment Fund (DDIF).

The DDIF provides funding for the matching grants listed below and is administered by the Blue Grass Community Foundation.

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Facade Grant

Facade grants provide financial incentive to historic downtown Winchester merchants and property owners to improve their buildings while retaining the historic character of the district.

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Upper Story Residential Grant

The redevelopment of market rate, upper story residential units is crucial to maintaining an economically strong commercial district where the image, appearance and environment encourage the attraction of residents and shoppers.

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Roof Stabilization Grant

The Roof Stabilization Grant Program facilitates roof replacement and roof rehabilitation by property owners to combat roof problems that endanger the general health, safety and welfare of the inhabitants and visitors to downtown.

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New Business Grant

The purpose of the Historic Downtown New Business Grant Program is to provide for the creation of new businesses and employment opportunities within the Historic Downtown District.

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