We are excited to provide a financial incentive to Route 66 Main Street merchants and property owners to improve the exterior of their buildings while retaining the historic character of the district!
Tulsa Route 66 Main Street is offering a Façade Grant Program, matching the investment you make on the exterior of your property dollar-for-dollar. For 2017, we have 3 grants available, matching your investment up to $1,000.
February 28th, 2017
Notification of Award:
No later than March 31, 2017
Projects must be completed and receipts for reimbursement must be submitted no later than December 1st, 2017
Removing non-historic materials (siding that covers windows, bricked-over door openings, removing paint from brick, etc.)
Exterior painting (except for applying paint to unpainted brick)
Repair, replacement or addition of awnings
Exterior lighting and signage
Other improvements may qualify on a case-by-case basis. Contact R66MS for more advice.
HOW IT WORKS
Submit an application to R66MS before starting work.
R66MS will notify grant winners no later than March 31.
Make the façade improvements as outlined in your application and submit paid receipts by December 1st.
R66MS will reimburse you for 50% of your expenditures up to the grant award amount (max $1,000).
The building must be located within the boundaries of Route 66 Main Street’s program area (see map).
Only commercial properties are eligible.
Your application must be submitted and approved Before beginning work. Grants are not awarded for work done prior to approval.
An eligible façade is defined as an individual storefront or side of a building that faces a public street. Separate addresses within a single building may qualify as separate facades.
Once the project is completed, submit paid receipts for the improvements. R66MS will verify that the work was done according to the approved project plans before reimbursing funds.
All decisions and award amounts are made according to the merit of individual projects with the overall goal of maximizing R66MS’s investment. Applications which meet the following criteria will be given special consideration:
Lasting Improvement – High quality improvements that will be durable for years.
High Visual Impact – Does the work make a dramatic difference in the district?
Historic/Architectural Integrity – Projects that keep/return a building to its historic appearance will be given special consideration. Grants will not be awarded to projects that cover, damage or remove original architectural detailing.
Find opportunities and support for growing your business with this 4-part series. Participants will be matched with mentors in their growth areas and connected to resources such as financing, real estate, marketing, and more.
It is that time of the year when we invite our community partners to renew their investment in Route 66 Main Street. This year, we have strengthened our alignment with the National Main Street Center’s Four-Point Approach to Revitalization. By centering our work around these four pillars (Organization, Promotion, Design and Economic Vitality) this historic district will undoubtedly see beautification, image enhancement, vibrant community events and business development. We invite you to join us in our revitalization efforts by making a gift to Route 66 Main Street this season.Continue reading “The Season of Giving”
Celebrate the end of summer with us! Fun family and dog-friendly lunch on the lawn. Louie’s Dawg House will be on site, or bring your own picnic. We’ll have shade, wading pools, doggie photo booth, crafts and games! Plus pet adoption from SPCA!
Spring is here and things are looking greener! Unfortunately, the Red Fork District trees are not turning green this year. Join Tulsa R66MS and students from Webster High School as we replace these dead trees and spruce up this historic district. Continue reading “Spring Spruce-Up”
Presented by SCORE Tulsa, this 5-part series will help you refine your business concept and assess whether entrepreneurship is right for you. Participants are provided mentorship opportunities outside of class and eligible participants may qualify for a $1,000 grant or be pre-approved for a loan up to $25,000 from the Tulsa Economic Development Corporation to help launch their business concepts.
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR THIS SERIES.
TO BE ADDED TO THE LIST FOR OUR NEXT SERIES (FALL 2016) PLEASE CONTACT JESSICA AT JBRENT@RT66MAINSTREET.ORG
Tulsa Route 66 Main Street & the Southwest Tulsa Chamber are pleased to kick off our Small Business Engine: Micro-Enterprise Development Program with a “Lunch & Learn” series.
Join us at 11:30am on February 9th to hear from SCORE Tulsa representatives about their efforts to bolster entrepreneurship in Tulsa and learn about their workshop series coming to Southwest Tulsa in March. Located at the OSU Center for Health Sciences’ Founders Hall. Bring your own lunch or request a lunch in advance ($10).
Registration and more information can be found here.
Tulsa Route 66 Main Street has selected Jessica Brent to serve as executive director.
“We are excited to be able to bring on board someone with Jessica’s background and experience,” said President Andrew Haar.
Brent is a former Mobility Management Coordinator at INCOG and earned a master’s degree in Architectural Urban Studies from the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa. She is a skilled community organizer and communicator with a passion for event planning and visual media. Some of her previous projects, such as Sidewalk Stories, have helped bring awareness and action to urban design issues in Tulsa.
Jessica Brent is excited to harness the enthusiasm locals have for Tulsa’s westside to continue growing the Route 66 corridor.