Downtown Facade Program

Thank you for your interest in the Mount Airy Downtown Facade Program!

Review the Procedural Guidelines packet. You have the option of filling out the Facade Application Form without the attachments and bringing in a sketch plan of the project to Town Hall for a pre-application review prior to submitting the full application. Please contact Program Administrator, Melissa Thorn at for information about the program.

Pre-Application review is not required, but recommended to ensure that projects are worthy of approval from the State of Maryland.

Complete the full Facade Application Form below, with all of the appropriate attachments, detailed in the Procedural Guidelines packet. Submit the completed form and attachments to:

Facade Review Committee
P.O. Box 50
110 South Main Street
Mount Airy, MD 21771

Attachments: (i) a letter of intent, (ii) proof of ownership or written permission from the owner of the property, (iii) pictures of the building before project commences, (iv) site plan, (v) elevation and drawings of proposal, (vi) specifications of brochures of type of materials to be used, and (vii) copy of detailed quote.

Mount Airy Facade Program Procedural Guidelines

Facade Application Form

Facade Application Process Checklist

Criteria for Consideration of Grant

Facade Contact List

Request for Payment

Maintenance Improvements Agreement

Eligibility: Owners of existing businesses, either business properties or business tenants, with landowner approval, located in the Sustainable Community designated target area are eligible to apply for program grants. One grant is allowed per business per year.

Sustainable Community Map


National Park Service’s Preservation Briefs, Chapter 11: Rehabilitating Historic Storefronts

Town of Mount Airy’s Design Guidelines: Rehabilitation of Historic Properties in Town of Mount Airy, Maryland.
Design Guidelines for Rehabilitation