Downtown Facade and Interior Improvement Program

The City of Indianola, in its continuing effort to support commercial revitalization and economic development in the Downtown Square,  has created  the Downtown Façade 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.

Eligibility

Projects consisting of construction, rehabilitation, or renovation started after the adoption of the program are encouraged to apply for the program. Applications may be received by either the property owner or business owner (Businesses leasing property must have written approval from the property owner).

Properties located within the Downtown Square or Downtown Transitional areas may apply. Please see the map for reference.

Property tax payments must be current in order to be eligible. Single-family dwellings are not eligible for program funding.

Contact Us

For more information about the program, please contact the Community Development Department at (515) 961-9430 or by emailing comdev@indianolaiowa.gov.

Planning Boundary

The image shows a map of eligible properties for the Downtown Incentive Program