Downtown Omro is fortunate to be designated as both a National and State Historic District, because of this it is necessary to uphold the integrity of each buildings original facade. Future Omro and the Omro BID provide support to property and business owners is through the Design Guidelines (below) and the Facade Grants (see application below).
Future Omro offers guidance to business and property owners in the program area, as well as tenants, who are interested in doing rehabilitation, renovation, or new construction. Examples of possible improvements, color schemes, signs, paint and awning samples, and technical information about how to get the work done, may be available. Recognizing that each building is unique, these design guidelines serve as a framework for various projects. They suggest ways in which property or business owners and developers can become a part of and add to the diverse charm and history of Omro’s Main Street district. There are a few simple steps to follow in applying for individual design assistance:
Contact the Future Omro office for information, guidelines, and an application.
Complete an application and review the requirements for the district.
Meet one-to-one with a Future Omro representative and Main Street Architect to collect information, which can then be applied to drawings of the project’s goals.
Receive input and additional assistance from the City Building Inspector.
Submit completed application and drawings to Future Omro Design Committee for approval.
Future Omro Dana Racine - Director 130 W Larrabee Ave Omro WI 54963 Phone: (920) 685-7005 ext. 22 www.futureomro.org