About the Sykesville Main Street Association

The Maryland Main Street Program

The Sykesville Main Street Organization is a part of the Maryland Main Street Program. The program strives to strengthen the economic potential of Maryland’s traditional main streets and neighborhoods. Using a competitive process, Main Street Maryland selects communities who have made a commitment to succeed and helps them improve the economy, appearance and image of their traditional downtown business districts. To accomplish Main Street goals, the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has partnered with the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s National Main Street Center, which developed the Main Street Four Point Approach for commercial revitalization, which is organized into the following committees.

Our Committees:

Design

The Design Committee takes charge of enhancing the physical appearance of the commercial district by rehabilitating historic buildings, encouraging supportive new construction, developing sensitive design management systems, and long-term planning.

    Design Chair: Dana Alonzi
    Design Meetings: 2nd Tuesday of the month at the Town House, 7 pm

Organization

The Organization Committee is charged with building consensus and cooperation among the many groups and individuals who have a role in the revitalization process.

    Organization Chair: VACANT
    Organization Meetings: 1st Tuesday of each month at the Town House, 7 pm

Promotion

The Promotion Committee works on marketing the traditional commercial district’s assets to customers, potential investors, new businesses, local citizens and visitors.

    Promotion Chair: Rachael Beck
    Promotion Meetings: 1st Tuesday of each month at the Town House, 7 pm

Economic Development

The Economic Development Committee works to strengthen the district’s existing economic base while finding ways to expand it to meet new opportunities and challenges from outlying development.

    Economic Development Chair: Jen Truby
    Economic Development Meetings: 1st Thursday of the month at the Town House, 7 pm

Green, Clean & Safe

The Green, Clean & Safe Committee seeks to make Sykesville a cleaner, greener and healthier place to live, work, and play, while promoting individual responsibility for the community environment.

    Green, Clean & Safe Chair: Aleisha Manyette
    Green, Clean & Safe Meetings: 2nd Thursday of the month at the Town House, 7 pm


Sykesville Facade Improvement 50/50 Matching Grant

The Façade Improvement Program offers matching funds for façade improvement. Building and/or business owners can apply for up to 50% percent of the cost of their improvement project. The maximum matching grant contribution by the Town is $ 5,000. The minimum grant contribution is $500. Work completed prior to a letter of commitment is not eligible for funding. The goal of the project is to encourage building renovation, historic preservation and improved economic vitality by providing funding to upgrade Downtown Sykesville building façades. Here is the application FacadeImprovementApplication

Additionally, with the exception of painting, all applications must be approved by our Historic District Commission (Application)and Maryland Historic Trust (MHT) MHT Application


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