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The DREAM Building Improvement Grant program (B.I.G. IDEA) will provide financial assistance on a cost reimbursement basis to commercial property owners and business owners in the Historic Downtown District that qualify for façade improvements. The purpose of the program is to support the revitalization of the downtown area by stimulating private investment in high-quality improvements that enhance the appearance of buildings and properties and eliminate blight and non-conforming design standards.
Eligible applicants will include owners of commercial properties and owners/managers of businesses located in the designated districts. Business owners/managers who are leasing a building for which improvements are proposed must submit a letter from the owner giving consent and approval of proposed project plans with their completed application.
Eligible improvements will address one of these components:
Please note that completed applications must be submitted to Jessi Shuler, Planning Director for the Town of Summerville. Applications may be delivered by hand to Town Hall or mailed to her attention at
Town of Summerville
200 South Main Street
Summerville, SC 29483
Applicants must meet with the Town and will likely require approval from the Board of Architectural Review prior to being considered for funding. Questions may be directed as follows:
Jessi Shuler, firstname.lastname@example.org or 843.851.4217
Board of Architectural Review