SIOUX CITY | Nine businesses in the Historic Pearl District would like to use city grants to restore the outside of their buildings. City Council will consider the proposal on Monday.
Those improvements range from replacing windows and doors to repairing brick and restoring architectural details that have been damaged through the years. The grants total $300,833, city staffer Jill Wanderscheid said Friday.
Last year, the council awarded similar façade improvement grants to other businesses in the Pearl Historic District. The maximum amount each property owner may receive is $60,000, with each property owner contributing at least 25 percent of the grant amount. The money comes out of city taxpayer funds.
“The new tax value created by this area is used to pay for the bonds that were issued for this project,” Wanderscheid said.
The proposed projects are:
615 Water St.:vacant; $60,000.
615 Pearl St.: vacant; $60,000.
408 Water St.: Hydraulic Sales and Service; $60,000.
623 Pearl St.: Future home of Children's Museum; $60,000.
200-204 Fourth St. Dalton's Pub/4th Street Café; finishing restoration begun last year:22,000.
209 Sixth St.: Johnson's ATA; $18,750.
212-216 Sixth St.: 6 apartments on upper floor and barber/hair braider on first floor; $11,796.
519 Pearl St.: Sioux City Power Sports, finishing restoration begun last year; $6,375.
206-208 Sixth St.: Five Star Awards and More; $1,912.