Drawing courtesy of Joe Lawniczak, Wisconsin Main Street. Design services available to downtown property owners for facade improvement projects.
Design Guidelines for Downtown De Pere
The Design Guidelines offer tips, advice, and design suggestions for property owners in historic downtown De Pere covering everything from material maintenance, to signage, to paint! These guidelines were approved by the De Pere Historic Preservation Commission and De Pere Common Council in 2013. Wisconsin Main Street assisted in the development of these guidelines. The guidelines are divided by chapter for easier downloading.
- Chapter 1 Introduction
- Chapter 2 History of De Pere
- Chapter 3 Design Issues
- Chapter 4 Maintenance and Repair
- Chapter 5 Awnings
- Chapter 6 Signage
- Chapter 7 Lighting
- Chapter 8 Blank Sidewalls of Buildings
- Chapter 9 Landscaping
- Chapter 10 Visual Screening
- Chapter 11 Rear Facades
- Chapter 12 Infill Structures
- Appedix and References
The City of De Pere and Definitely De Pere encourage business owners who are looking at making modifications to their commercial building to utilize all the resources available to them. The City of De Pere has a Facade Grant open to property owners for a one time use per building. The 1:4 dollar match is reimbursable for approved projects up to $10,000.
Architectural Design Services
The Wisconsin Main Street Program and Definitely De Pere are able to provide design renderings for a limited number of downtown property owners each year. This service includes examining your front or rear facade, discussing design ideas and collaborating to generate designs that are historic in nature to best fit downtown De Pere. Renderings are completed by the Wisconsin Main Street program with the assistance of property owners and while they are not to scale, they are sufficient for contractors to utilize. If you are interested in requesting design services for your building, contact Definitely De Pere directly.