Newly painted facade on Main Street in Forest City

Valley In Motion is administering a Main Street Facade Program to support a coordinated upgrade of downtown Forest City. Businesses along Main Street are eligible for a reimbursement of 50 cents for every dollar, up to $5,000, that they spend improving the outside of their buildings.

Twenty businesses in Forest City were approved for full or partial reimbursements for their outside improvements. A local Design Committee reviewed and evaluated applications in September and December 2022. Three projects have already been completed, with additional projects kicking off in the spring of 2023.

Improving the attractiveness of Main Street is one of the goals of Forest City’s Outdoor Town Action Team, who is working to making Forest City a fun and welcoming place for outdoor recreation.