The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) of Lawrenceville, Georgia, serves as a resource to City Council for the purpose of revitalizing downtown through smart land use planning, land banking, recruitment & retention of business to the area and the strategic execution of the people’s vision to be a vibrant and inclusive urban center.
The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) typically meets the second Monday of each month at 5:00 pm unless otherwise specified. All meetings are on the fourth floor of City Hall in the Council Chambers. In the event of a conflict, meetings will be on the third floor of City Hall in the GwMA Conference Room.
The Downtown Development Authority of Lawrenceville recently relaunched the Façade Grant Program. Businesses within the Downtown Entertainment District were able to apply and receive reimbursement for expenses incurred during renovations performed on the exterior façade. Façade renovations are any projects that enhance or update the exterior of the building such as painting, restoration, stabilization, awning additions, improved signage, etc.
Project must be located within the Downtown Entertainment District
Reimbursement is only for expenses incurred during renovations performed on the exterior façade
The project must also comply with all applicable building, development, zoning regulations, and ordinances. Subject to review of Planning and Development
If the property is part of the National Historic Register, the Building Inspection Department will not issue a permit allowing change without a preservation review
Reimbursement is for half (up to $2,500/grant) of the total project cost
Grant is void if approved work is not completed within twelve months of approval
For additional details and the project timeline, view the Façade Grant Program Application (PDF). Please note: the window for applications is currently closed. Future application periods for the Façade Grant Program will be shared on this page.