Westfield City Council approves $6,627 downtown façade improvement

The Westfield City Council recently approved a transfer of $6,627 to provide for additional funding for the façade improvement program at its March 27 council meeting.

The funding will bump the program’s dollars up to $10,000.

“We’ve seen a lot of success with our local business community through this program,” Council President Jim Ake stated in a press release sent to Current. “Providing this additional available funding will allow us to continue to assist businesses that want to invest in Westfield.”

The program offers grants to downtown businesses for up to 50 percent of eligible expenses. The grants are capped at $5,000. The program was launched in 2011 with a $50,000 budget. It has funded 14 local business projects, including façade improvements to My Father’s Garden of Health and Rail Epicurean Market.

According to the press release, city staff estimate total investment from the projects is $167,388, with an additional $6,757 anticipated in the next six months.
For more, visit westfield.in.gov or contact the Economic and Community Development Dept. at 317-804-3170.