Projects


Façade Grant Program 2020

The 2020 Sparta Business Area Beautification project is providing matching grants to business property owners and/or occupying tenants for improvements to building facades.

This project is designed to promote the attraction and retention of business operations and enhance interest in visiting the downtown shopping area.

Qualifying business property owners and/or occupying tenants are invited to make application for a matching funds grant (50/50) for approved projects that improve storefronts and fosters the beauty and safety for downtown visitors and/or shoppers.

This Grant Program has been designed to encourage architecturally appropriate improvements while preserving the integrity and heritage by using quality products and workmanship.

For additional information contact the SRC:

Phone: 336-372-5473 or srcsparta@gmail.com

Eligibility

Eligible applicants include Sparta Business Area Business property owner or occupying tenant who present written consent signed by the property owner authorizing this tenant to participate in the program. First-time applicants will be given special consideration. Applications previously submitted, but not selected, may be resubmitted. The physical address of the property must be within the geographical area of areas between the welcome to Sparta Signs on 18 and 21.

Reimbursement

Sparta Revitalization Committee Board of Directors retains all rights to inspect the finished project and determine the project has been completed satisfactorily and in compliance with the grant application.

Reimbursement funds will be mailed within 30 days (thirty) of receipt of original paid invoices for materials and labor for work approved for the project and outlined herein.

Click here for printable application.

2019 is an exciting year for Sparta! We are working on the strategic renovation of our downtown corridor through the Sparta Downtown Streetscape & Waterline Project. This important initiative includes updates and improvements which will strengthen our infrastructure, support our economic development goals, and benefit our town for generations to come.

Town Improvements

  • Construction of “Welcome to Sparta” signs at the four main entrances to the town
  • Planting of flowers and shrubs in sidewalk container pots each summer
  • Facilitation of a number of store front façade “face lifts” with SRC’s Renovation Grant program
  • Installation of the County Seal at the Court House
  • Participation in community clean-up days in Sparta

Event Planning

  • Hosting of annual Independence Day & Christmas parades
  • Assistance with the annual Blue Ridge Arts Fair at Crouse Park
  • Assistance with the annual Mountain Heritage Day Celebration held on Main Street the 3rd Sat. of September
  • Assistance in the organizational dev. of Arts & Crafts co-op
  • Assistance in the organizational development and capital campaign of the Alleghany Wellness Center
  • Promotion of events that encourage & stimulate local shopping
  • Administrative support for the Team Sparta 2020 project that works on the Master Plan for downtown Sparta
  • Coordination of Main Street Christmas Season decorations
  • Sponsor & Organize the Halloween Trunk N’ Treat event in Crouse Park
  • Assistance in the planning & organization of the Summer Jamboree activities in Sparta

Request for Bids

The SRC is requesting bids for maintenance for our “Welcome to

Sparta” signs. The yearly maintenance would require the following

services:Double ground mulch (once per year)Trimming of shrubbery and flowers (twice per year)Weed control (monthly)Cleanup of debris in and around shrub beds (monthly)

Please submit bids to:

Sparta Revitalization Committee

P.O. Box 1020

Sparta, NC 28675

SRC works to stimulate economic development within the context of historic preservation utilizing guidelines of the North Carolina Main Street Center, the North Carolina Department of Commerce and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

For information on joining SRC: (336) 372-5473.