The City of Marengo is accepting applications for the newly implemented Facade Improvement Program beginning October 30, 2020. Applications are due December 31, 2020. The Facade Improvement Program Guidelines are available
at the Marengo City Hall and the Marengo Building Department.
The City of Marengo Facade Improvement Program is designed to help strengthen and
enhance the City’s downtown neighborhood and other areas in which eligible properties
are located. This program offers a 90% expense reimbursement up to $15,000 to eligible commercial
and industrial businesses and property owners who are willing to complete qualified
facade rehabilitation projects. Eligible work includes facade renovation, masonry repairs, and
tuckpointing, repair or installation of storefront windows, display areas, windows and doors, signs and
graphics, awnings, exterior lighting, and certain security and energy conservation systems.
Before applying applicants must meet with the City of Marengo Building department to
determine eligibility. Once the application is received, it will be reviewed by the Building
Department and if necessary, placed in a lottery. If the application is chosen, the City of
Marengo Building Department will review the application and then forwarded it to the
City Council for consideration. All applications and necessary steps to receive the expense
reimbursement can be found in the Marengo Facade Improvement Program Guidelines
available at Marengo City Hall or Marengo Building Department.
Please contact Teresa Nortillo (847) 414-8559 or Dan Streit (815)-568-2669 for more information.