Downtown Facade Improvement Program

The City of Indianola, in its continuing effort to support commercial revitalization and economic development in the Downtown Square, is once again leading a grant opportunity alongside Mid-Iowa Planning Alliance and Curtis Architecture for businesses and property owners to refresh their buildings. Facade improvements and rehabilitation of the Downtown storefront plays a key role in revitalizing the Downtown Square and promoting visitation, consumer spending, and economic development within the Downtown.

The City of Indianola hosted two informational sessions on October 4, 2023, for in-person and virtual participation at the City Hall Council Chambers. View more information about the informational sessions and access replays of the livestreams.

The City of Indianola is currently seeking interest from property owners and businesses for participation in this program. To indicate your interest, please fill out the following form or contact the Community Development Department:

Submit Property Owner Interest

Downtown Facade and Interior Improvement Program (DFIIP)

In 2023, the City of Indianola created the Downtown Facade and Interior Improvement Program to provide financial assistance to businesses and property owners for building improvements. The program was designed to assist in revitalizing and refreshing the appearance and feel of Downtown buildings and improve the perception of Indianola as an attractive city to visitors and residents on and around Indianola's Square.

The goal of the program is to encourage improvements to the Downtown Square that will maintain, preserve, or improve the downtown aesthetics and build a destination where local businesses can thrive, and people of all ages and backgrounds can connect, create, and celebrate. These improvements will not only enhance the appearance and aesthetics of the downtown square, but will also assist in maintaining the structural integrity of the buildings while also increasing property values and economic interest, activity and investment within the Downtown Square.

Applications to the 2023 DFIIP program are now closed and Grant Awardees have been selected.