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Monticellobration - September 21, 2019 in Historic, Downtown Monticello

Monticellobration is September 21, 2019!

Some of your favorite Monticellobration festivities will be back! Makers & crafters, food trucks, live music, a downtown-wide beer garden (5 PM - midnight) and more! Mark your calendars and join us downtown for one of Monticello's biggest days of the year!

Historic, Downtown District Survey - Summer 2019

Monticello Main Street is a non-profit with a mission of preserving and revitalizing historic, downtown Monticello. Our organization supports the strategic efforts of the City and all local partners, working to strengthen our business community. As the City of Monticello considers implementing a 1% sales tax on eligible items for the downtown area (a proposed business district), your input is invited. A Business District is a tool often utilized by rural communities to invest in aging infrastructure, public and private improvement projects, and development efforts where revenue streams may not otherwise allow. (The tax will not be on general grocery items, pharmaceutical products, and titled vehicles and equipment.) The revenues are only spent on projects within the area, guided by the objectives identified in an adopted Business District Plan. That's where your feedback comes in! Community input is critical in shaping both the future of how the funds are utilized for future projects within our historic, downtown district, and in how Main Street can target its revitalization efforts for the most impact. By responding to this survey, you are taking an active role in helping build a brighter, more vibrant downtown for our community. Thank you for sharing!

Learn About Facade Improvement

Monticello Main Street and the City of Monticello have teamed up for the past 19 years to offer Facade Improvement Matching Grants to Monticello businesses. To date there have been over $1.1 million of improvement to building facades due to this program.

Monticello Main Street administers the program and offers design assistance, while the City of Monticello provides the funding. The purpose of the grants is to stimulate efforts to improve the street appearance of Monticello's commercial and business facades located in the historic downtown.

There is a $3,000 maximum per grant which must be matched by the applicants. The total grant amount for each fiscal year is limited, so the grants will be awarded on a first-come first-served basis and will be limited to one application per business per fiscal year. Following is the the formal description and application for the Facade Improvement Matching Grant Program and a link to the actual application form which you can print out.


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Make it Monticello Sept. 19-22! We’ll be celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Monticello Farmers' Market; Prairie Sky Music Concert featuring Deana Carter at Allerton Park and Retreat Center; Monticellobration, and Railroad Days at Monticello Railway Museum! Monticello Theatre Association will also have their Fall production running this weekend. It is a weekend full of Fall fun in Monticello! Grab your calendar and go through the Main Street sponsored, chambanamoms.com Fall Festivals Guide! https://www.chambanamoms.com/2019/08/18/fall-festivals-champaign-urbana/


Monticello Main Street
P.O. Box 392
(217) 762-9318 info@monticellomainstreet.org


Monticello Main Street, Inc. is a nonprofit program of The National Trust for Historic Preservation, dedicated to the revitalization of our historic downtown. Monticello is accredited both as an Illinois and National Main Street community. Monticello Main Street © | PO Box 392, Monticello, IL 61856 | Tel: (217) 762-9318 | Fax: (217) 762-9713 | info@monticellomainstreet.org Copyright © 2006-