The Regional Business Fund, Inc.'s Façade Loan Program was recently updated. The program now allows for a maximum loan size of $60,000 at a fixed interest rate of 1.0%. The program provides financial assistance to encourage property or business owners in historic, core downtowns to revitalize commercial buildings.
The commercial building must be located within designated downtown boundaries of eligible communities in West Central Wisconsin (counties of: Barron, Chippewa, Clark, Dunn, Eau Claire, Polk, and St. Croix).
Eligible uses include:
Façade renovation, signs, exterior doors, windows, awnings, exterior graphics, exterior lighting, and other façade or landscape improvements.
Create and/or retain jobs.
Building code violations such as roofing, structural repair and necessary mechanical systems upgrades are eligible but only as part of an approved façade improvement.
Downtown Façade/Revolving Loan Committee
Shari Overby - Chairperson
WESTconsin Credit Union
This committee meets as needed. Contact City Hall for more information.