Highlandtown Facade Grant Program – 3711 Eastern Ave

Are you seeing a lot of developement along Eastern Ave in Highlandtown? We all are seeing it! I had the opportunity to meet with Amanda Smit-Peters a few weeks back. She’s a breath of fresh air for the commuity. Her excitement has proven to be contagious. I set up a meeting to discuss one of my commercial store fronts for sale at 3711 Eastern Ave, Baltimore MD 21224. The property sits in the middle of the high traffic Eastern Ave. I am getting a lot of calls from investors out of the DC area. Most aren’t familiar with the on-going development on Eastern Ave. Meeting with Amanda was much needed. 

Since 3711 Eastern Ave is a store front with commercial space on the ground level and an apartment on the upper level, I wanted to be sure I had a good understanding of the popular facade grant program that Highlandtown Main Street assists in. Amanda was able to get me a very informative PDF of the Facade Grant Program. The process seems fairly straight forward and Highlandtown Main Street is eagar to help. But here is what I find most important:.

Key points of the Facade Grant Program ​​:
1. It’s for the exterior facade.
2. It offers UP TO $3000 of matching money and free design help! (ex. If the total cost of the project is $5000, you will be reimbursed $2500)
3. Like any grant program: YOU MUST APPLY AND BE APPROVED BEFORE starting the project. 
4. You will need 2 estimates for the work you are wanting done. (**see below for some suggested contractors I’ve found)
5. Once approved, you have 30 days to start the project. 
6. Keep all documentation and receipts. 

3711 Eastern Ave is for sale, listed at $149,000.00. 
Join in the redevelopment of Highlandtown. Own a storefront on the road most traveled by. This Eastern Ave jem has one of the best showcase windows on the street. Come to the immediate area and witness the new development surrounding it.
The commercial space is updated with exposed brick, wood floors, tin ceiling, a full bathroom, and CAC. The property has 1br apartment upstairs featuring a full bath, 1 bedroom, a living area, full kitchen, and a stacked W/D. Building offers 2-3 car parking in back. Building is correctly zoned B 2-3.

Below are a few pictures of 3711 Eastern Ave. 
Please contact me if you need more information or would like to schedule a showing.  

**Below is some helpful info on contractors that are familiar with the process and construction:

For signs:
-Fastsigns in Dundalk (ask for Jim or Angel)
Signarama in Fells Point

Awnings:
The recommended material is called "Sunbrella"—it looks great and is used for boats/outdoors, so it doesn’t fade!
A. Hoffman Awning Company   
Signarama in Fells Point   

General Contractors:
For the other work needing to be done, it’s recommend that you contact your Main Street office for assistance.
Highlandtown Main Street will also help on a sign/awning design, just call their office!  

The MOST IMPORTANT part of this process is APPLY & GET APPROVED with the Main Street office BEFORE BEGINNING ANY WORK! (or you may not be eligible for a 50% reimbursement)

If you have other questions, contact me at 410-336-2569 or suzie@CrabbyHomes.com 
Let me show you what great things you can do with 3711 Eastern Ave!

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