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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.

Downtown De Pere Design Guidelines

Facade Grant

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.  The 1:4 dollar match is reimbursable for approved projects up to $10,000.

Facade Grant Application

Architectural Design Services

Definitely De Pere provides 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.  If you are interested in requesting design services for your building contact us.