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Biloxi to begin taking applications for facade program

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - The City of Biloxi will begin accepting applications for its Downtown Facade Program beginning Tuesday, June 1.

Property owners can receive a $30,000 grant, depending on the age of the architectural integrity of the structure.  As many as ten properties could receive grants in the first year of the program.

The facade program is one component of the city's overall economic development package that includes property tax deferments and other options.

The facade program will give preference to the core downtown, the areas commonly known as the Vieux Marche' and the Rue Magnolia, but other areas of east Biloxi are eligible.  Preference also will be given to buildings that are occupied or can be occupied and have no major code deficiencies.

The two-page application requires proof of property ownership and that the owner is current on all city and county taxes and fees.

Property interested in the program can learn more about the facade grants during a public meeting May 25 at 5 p.m. at the Community Development auditorium.

Click here to see the application and guidelines of the program.

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