Curb Appeal Program

The goal of the Curb Appeal Program is to create attractive neighborhoods by encouraging private investment in Downtown, Union Street and New Auburn target areas.  The program will offer a grant and low interest rate loan, and is available to both commercial and residential properties to improve the exterior of their buildings. 

Each year the City will issue a Request for Proposals with a fixed deadline for receiving submissions.  Request for Proposals and Application, Part I.  Proposals submitted after the deadline will not be considered.  Proposals will be reviewed by a committee, and the projects that rank the highest will be selected.  Once selected, the successful applicant will proceed with development of the project, and will submit Application, Part 2 for approval.

For more information contact Reine Mynahan at (207) 333-6601 extension 1330 or

Timeline for 2013


Request for Proposals Available                                                                             March 18, 2013

Information Meetings Community Room, Auburn Hall                                             April 4, 2013 at 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM

Proposal Deadline                                                                                                 May 20, 2013

Review Team Scores/Initial Selection                                                                    May 31, 2013

Project Enter Final Development Phase    

Final Design, Environmental, Bidding                                                        June-August 2013

Final Approval                                                                                                     July-September, 2013

Project Begins                                                                                                     August-October, 2013

Monitoring Project Compliance                                                                             Ongoing

Targeted Project Completion                                                                                December, 2013



               Curb Appeal Program Information