Design Assistance

Are you planning a building improvement project? As a property owner in the Main Street district, you have access to the services of a Main Street Iowa architect at no cost to you. These services can include design assistance with façade improvements, floor plans and more.

A design consultation with a Main Street Iowa architect can lower overall project costs, illustrate what your ideas will look like when completed, solicit advice from a design professional with experience working on old buildings, initiate the process of applying for Historic Preservation Tax Credits, or strengthen your application for a Main Street Iowa Challenge Grant.

The process is simple: 1) fill out the enclosed form and return it to my office, 2) meet with the architect at your building to discuss the potential improvements—the meeting lasts an hour or less, 3) receive the architect’s rendering in the mail usually within a month of the meeting, and 4) take the architect’s rendering to a contractor to show the contractor exactly what work you would like to do.

After the consultation, you are under no obligation to complete the project. If your plans or budget change, you can arrange for another consultation. The consultations are strictly confidential.

Please complete this form (Main Street Iowa Design Assistance) and return it to the Newton Main Street Partnership office at 113 1st Ave W; Newton, IA 50208.

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