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Facade Program

Making a strong impression is important for any business.

The look and condition of the overall facility of the business is where lasting impressions take hold.

The purpose of Design Guidelines is to assist the owners of commercial property and business owners in making exterior changes to their building that will enhance the structure, as well as its surrounding neighborhood. The Design Guidelines encourage good design, help to strengthen and preserve West Vernor Main Street and Springwells by addressing issues that business and property owners face in planning commercial building improvements. This document represents a guide for improving the physical environment to ensure the creation of viable, healthy commercial areas and a means of enhancing the economic condition and the overall image of business districts in the area.

This set of guidelines presents aspects of a storefront change and what is acceptable and not acceptable based on the National Main Street Center model using the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation.