Gone are the days of small windows and exterior gates!
Dr. Jan’s office got a whole new storefront, complete with a new sign and an interior paint job. The new, aluminum storefront was made with historic proportions in mind. The open transom windows and large display window increase transparency to the street and allow for more natural light in the waiting area. By replacing the solid, exterior gate with an interior, open grill security gate, Dr. Jan and the property owner were able to maximize the size of the window, reduce visual clutter and create a more inviting and attractive storefront that feels safer for pedestrians, day and night.
That’s not all! There were dramatic improvements to the upper façades of 334 and 366 Myrtle. We rebuilt cornices, made repairs to sills and lintels, cleaned and repointed brick, brightened up the facades, provided structural reinforcement and weatherproofed!
Both property owners were recipients of the New York Main Street Grant, a $10,000 matching, reimbursement grant designed to assist property owners and merchants on Myrtle Avenue between Washington Park and Classon with commercial interior renovations, facade improvements, preservation and energy efficiency projects.
Through a competitive process the Myrtle Avenue Revitalization Project was awarded New York Main Street funds, a Housing Trust Fund Corporation grant program administered by the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal to provide financial and technical resources to help revitalize our Main Street.