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Benefits of Doing Business on Main Street


Where is the Main Street district?

Main Street District

Livingston was accepted as a Main Street City in 2005. The Livingston Main Street District consists of 10 blocks in the downtown area, bounded by:

  • Beatty Avenue

  • East Abbey Street

  • East Calhoun Street

  • North Jackson Avenue

  • North Tyler Avenue

  • West Church Street


Benefits of Doing Business on Main Street

Program Offerings / Incentives

The Livingston Main Street Program offers building and business owners incentives in the form of:

  • Foundation and Roof Repair

  • Infrastructure Repairs

  • Painting

  • Upgrades

  • Matching Grants for Façade Restoration

Other incentives include:

  • Design Assistance

  • Low Interest Loans

  • Permit Fee Waivers

  • Promotion of the Downtown Area

  • Tax Abatement

Since 2005, the Livingston Main Street Program has disbursed over $200,000 in grants and incentives benefiting buildings in the Main Street District. This money was raised solely through local fundraisers. No state or federal funds are used in the Main Street Program.


City of Livingston Main Street Incentives

Grants: Matching Grants that must be approved BEFORE work begins

  • Roof, Facade,  or Foundation Repair – $4,500 maximum

  • Paint – $2,000 maximum

  • Business Signs – $500 maximum

  • Infrastructure (electrical, plumbing) – $4,500 maximum

Permit Fees may be waived (with approval from Community Development Department)

Ongoing Promotion of the Downtown Area

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