HOW WE CAN HELP
We hope the following resources will be of use to you in the realization of your business goals!
We thought you might be interested in these specific links relevant to business owners within the City Code:
Regional Business Fund Loan Program Website, which includes façade loans. Many of these zero or low interest loans are now available again, following a brief hiatus.
Secretary of the Interior’s Preservation Briefs Website which gives some great technical information on historic buildings.
Additionally, here are the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation. These are very helpful in giving an overview of best practices when working on a historic building, especially if someone plans to utilize preservation tax credits.
The Menomonie Historic Preservation Commission approved paint colors are within the Historic Color Palettes of two paint companies: Benjamin Moore and Pittsburg Paints. Samples of these colors can be acquired for free from Krogers in Menomonie at 554 South Broadway. Below are links to available colors within the historic palettes of both companies:
Most work performed on the exterior of any building in the Historic District requires pre-approval from the Historic Preservation Commission. The commission currently meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Requests are made by completing a Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) which needs to be submitted to the Downtown Menomonie Executive Director by Noon on the 2nd Friday of the month in order to be added to the next agenda of the Commission.
Virtual Spec Building (Greater Menomonie Development Corp)
The advantage of a Virtual Speculative Building over an existing building is the adaptability afforded by a virtual design. With a Virtual Speculative Building, the entire process of building a facility has been completed – except for the actual construction. Through this approach, we have developed full architectural plan sets, which can be cost-effectively custom-tailored to your process without the added burden of demolishing and/or renovating an existing structure.