Main Street Pinedale offers the following programs. The purpose of these programs is to improve the attractiveness of the downtown district and preserve the historic character of Pinedale, while providing property owners a means to do so. 70% of first time sales at restaurants, retail shops, lodging facilities, and attractions can come from curb appeal. To be eligible the building must be within the Downtown District and only exterior changes are funded.
The purpose of these programs is to improve the attractiveness of the downtown district and preserve the historic character of Pinedale, while providing property owners a means to do so. To be eligible the building must be within the Downtown District and only exterior changes are funded.
Design: Don't know where to start? This grant program can be used for renderings (what could my building look like?), building assessments (what is the extent of that foundation problem?) and the like.
Applicants must be within the Main Street District to be eligible for the grants.
• 2012 Design Grant (pdf)
• Historic Architecture Assistance Fund
Build: You 've got your plans, now it's time to start! This grant is to pay for construction materials, labor, and repairs associated with a facade improvement.
• Download grant application (pdf)
• Download District Map
• Download Pinedale Character Guide (design guidelines) (pdf)
• Historic Preservation Myths - click here
Energy Efficiency Grants
According to the US Department of Energy, Wyoming ranks as the biggest user of energy per capita of any State at 948 million BTU's. Wyoming is followed by Alaska, Louisiana and North Dakota. These states energy usage is almost triple the United States average. Energy consumption by sector; Industrial 30%, Transportation 29%, Buildings 41%.
• Find out your buildings EQ? (Energy Quotient) with an Energy Audit
• Fund Retro-fits
• Grant Amount $5000 (you must match 25%)
Visit the Wyoming Business Council Energy Wise Program for grant and application details. Click here
Visit the University of Wyoming Extension Office for renewable energy resources
Visit the Dept. of Energy for general information
Don't Get Rid of Those Windows ... Yet!
Did you know that windows are an important character defining feature of Historic buildings? Did you know that most old windows are more energy efficient than new ones? Window companies have been very effective at marketing new windows to save energy, but it is simply not true.
Saving Windows. Saving Money.
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The key findings include:
► Retrofit Measures Can Achieve Performance Results Comparable to New Replacement Windows. When the performance for each upgrade option is taken into account, this study shows that there are readily available retrofit measures that can achieve energy savings close to new, high performance replacement windows.
► Almost Every Retrofit Option Offers a Better Return on Investment than Replacement Windows. Findings from the cost analysis showed that new, high performance windows are by far the most expensive measure, costing at least double that of common retrofit options when considering materials, installation and general construction commonly required for an existing home. In all climate zones analyzed, cellular shades, interior storm panels and various exterior storm window configurations offer a higher average return on investment compared to new, efficient replacement windows.
►The Bottom Line. Retrofitting windows with high performance enhancements can result in substantial energy savings across a variety of climate zones. Selecting options that retain and retrofit existing windows are the most cost effective way to achieve these energy savings and to lower a home’s carbon footprint. Retrofits extend the life of existing windows, avoid production of new materials, reduce waste and preserve a home’s character.
10 things you should know about retrofitting windows
Main Street Pinedale's promotion strategy is to promote the past, present, and future culture of Pinedale. MSP has developed an ad campaign in conjunction with Pinedale Travel & Tourism's to attract visitors to our downtown. If you want to be featured in our ad campaign or have ideas about what publications we should advertise in, please contact us.
• Download sample ad templates (pdf)
Maps: In conjunction with the Town of Pinedale, MSP has developed a Pinedale Area Map, and Downtown Map showing civic assets, These maps can be used for conference programs held in Pinedale, or other activities.
• Download Town of Pinedale Map - Downtown (pdf)
• Download Town of Pinedale Map - Area (pdf)
Market Statistics: Planning to expand your customer base or test a new product?
MSP can request market statistics from the Small Business Development Center. This service is confidential.
• Visit the Market Research Center
• Download Market Research Questionaire (pdf)
• Download "Writing an Effective Market Research Request" (pdf)
Neilson Claritas Market Data:
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Pinedale & 10 Mile Drive Raduis
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