More investment by property owners into their locations in Downtown Mesquite is on the way. The Mesquite City Council has approved a new application for the Facade Improvement Program. Carroll Place, 215 and 217 W. Main Street will have significant enhancements to the exterior of the building.
Mesquite Downtown Manager Beverly Abell said, “Facade improvements are crucial to the success of the entire district. It has been demonstrated by the Main Street Program over decades that authentic, well-maintained properties boost business and the economic viability of the neighborhood.”
The Carroll Place project is more than $80,000 and will feature the restoration of the original door and window positions, the original cast-iron posts will be exposed, the tie-rod canopies will be restored and new lighting will be added. The masonry will also be re-pointed, the doors and windows will be replaced and the Front Street facing side will receive new stucco, paint and doors.
Downtown Mesquite Advisory Board Chairman Lisa Haar said, “I am super excited about this additional visual affirmation of the changes that are happening downtown. Because a good deal of what we do is behind the scenes, the façade improvements are important because they make an awesome instant visual impact.”
This historic building in Downtown Mesquite was built in the early 1900s and one of the earliest occupants was the Hudson Davis & Co. Store, which sold dry goods, clothing, shoes and more.
The City started the Downtown Mesquite Façade Improvement Program in 2019. It was created to encourage improvement of properties within the downtown area. The Facade Improvement Program is accepting applications from downtown businesses. Approved projects are eligible for a 50% reimbursement of the cost, with the maximum reimbursement of $20,000. The program also includes free design services.