Two DE Design Guides Wrapping Up

For the last six months, we have worked with Downtown Milford Inc. and the Town of Laurel, DE to create design guides for their downtown commercial districts. The design guides will be used in both towns for any matching grant program for storefront or other downtown building improvement projects. Both projects will foster excellent and historically compatible improvements to both communities’ authentic historic building resources. Both communities had very diligent committees that met monthly and provided good advice, supplied historic photos, and wrote histories of their communities to be included in the document. These design guides are complete and are now being implemented. They will also support the state’s unique Downtown Development District program that helps to fund downtown redevelopment. We will promote the guides in the next issue of this newsletter. Downtown Delaware provide this technical assistance service through USDA funds: