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					                           DC MAIN STREETS

                     2008 Program Application
                              FORM
                        (Ward 5 Target Area)


                             Applications Due: July 31, 2008



                                    Application Submitted by



                                               Organization



                                     Neighborhood Business District(s)




                        Government of the District of Columbia
Adrian M. Fenty, Mayor
Erik A. Moses, Director, Department of Small and Local Business Development


2008 DC Main Streets Program Application FORM — Ward 5                   page 1
                                   Table of Contents
APPLICATION SECTIONS
                                                         PAGE

I.     Support and Funding                                3


II.    Development History                                13


III.   Community Characteristics                          16


IV.    Commercial District Characteristics                21


V.     Program Goals                                      28


VI.    Readiness to Participate                           30


VII.   Attachments                                        36




2008 DC Main Streets Program Application FORM — Ward 5          page 2
2008 DCMS Program Application                          Neighborhood



Please limit answers to space provided unless otherwise noted.
Use 11pt font or larger (handwritten responses are not accepted).
Consult the Application Guidelines for specific instructions on each section/question.


I.        Support and Funding

A. Certification of Applicant Organization

I hereby certify that
                          (name of non-profit organization or organizing group)
submits, approves, and endorses the submission of this application and that the facts and data
contained therein are true and accurate.




(Signature of President/Chair of Organizing Group)                        (Date)




NOTE:          On the original application, this signature must be notarized. Photocopies
are sufficient for other application copies.
I.     Support and Funding (continued)
B. List of Individuals Who Prepared the Application
(List the primary contact first.)

This application was prepared by and with the cooperation of:

           Name                     Affiliation (Organization/Business)    Telephone   Signature
           Title                                                           (daytime)
                                    Mailing Address
                                                                           E-mail
     1.


           PRIMARY CONTACT

     2.




2008 DC Main Streets Program Application FORM — Ward 5                                         page 3
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     3.




     4.




     5.




     6.




     7.




I.        Support and Funding (continued)

C.        Support

1.        Describe the neighborhood’s general attitude toward commercial district revitalization
          and the Main Street Four Point Approach.




2008 DC Main Streets Program Application FORM — Ward 5                                    page 4
2008 DCMS Program Application                   Neighborhood

2.     Broad-based community support and involvement is critical to local Main Streets
       program’s success. List the community stakeholders or major constituents whom you’ve
       identified as important participants in the revitalization effort. Indicate how they are
       currently involved with the Main Streets effort and in what capacity they will serve in the
       future.



I.     Support and Funding (continued)

C.     Support (continued)

3.     Effective partnerships are a cornerstone of community and economic development. List
       the groups and organizations with which the Main Streets organization will partner.
       Describe each group’s current focus and its intended involvement with Main Streets.
       Include, at a minimum, the following groups and organizations if present in your
       community. Use additional pages if necessary.
                                                          ▪   historic preservation committee or
       ▪   District government (including                     organizations
           Councilmembers and Advisory                    ▪   heritage tourism organizations
           Neighborhood Commissioners)                    ▪   neighborhood associations
       ▪   Chamber of Commerce                            ▪   historical society
       ▪   business/professional associations             ▪   arts organization and/or cultural
       ▪   parking operators                                  institutions
       ▪   community development corporations             ▪   civic groups/clubs
                                                          ▪   religious or faith-based institutions
                                                          ▪   educational institutions
                                                          ▪   major employers in the community
                                                          ▪   social or family service providers




2008 DC Main Streets Program Application FORM — Ward 5                                         page 5
I.     Support and Funding (continued)

C.     Support (continued)

4. Provide written documentation of support for the local Main Streets program following this
   page. Include as attachments, formal resolutions or signed letters of support from the
   organizations and constituents named above:
      a. Ward Councilmember(s) (Letters of Support);
      b. Advisory Neighborhood Commissions (Letters of Support);
      c. Stakeholder organizations (e.g., business/merchant association, civic association,
          community development corporation) (Resolution of Support); and,
      d. Business owners (Letters of Support).
I.   Support and Funding (continued)

D.   Funding
1.   Proposed Budget
     Enter budget information using the DCMS Excel form, which will be provided by email
     to all applicants that submit a Notice of Intent to Apply. Save the completed Excel form
     on a CD-Rom and submit with original application. (may be saved to the CD-Rom with
     digital pictures (see Section VII).
                 Expenditures               Year One       Year Two          Year Three

     Program Director salary            $              $                 $

     Program Director benefits

     Salary - other

     Benefits - other

     Staff/Volunteer Training Costs

     Staff/Volunteer Travel



                                            Use Excel
     Rent

     Utilities




                                              Form
     Telephone

     Insurance

     Office Supplies

     Depreciation

     Postage

     Printing/copying



                                 Save & Submit
     Photo Supplies

     Professional Dues/ Membership

     Advertising

     Accounting

     Organization Committee       on CD-Rom
     Promotion Committee

     Design Committee

     Economic Restructuring Committee

     Contingency

     Other:

     TOTAL*                             $              $                 $
I.        Support and Funding (continued)

D.        Funding (continued)
2.        Sources of Income, Services, and Donations
          Enter budget information using the DCMS Excel form, which will be provided by email
          to all applicants that submit a Notice of Intent to Apply. Save the completed Excel form
          on a CD-Rom and submit with original application. (may be saved to the CD-Rom with
          digital pictures (see Section VII).




                                                     Use Excel
             Source**                    Year One                 Year Two       Year Three
 Business Contributions           $                        $                 $

 Corporate Contributions



                                                       Form
 Individual Contributions/
 Memberships
 DC Government
 (including DC MAIN STREETS)
 Business Improvement District

 Fees for Services

 Event Income

 In-Kind Donations

 Other:
                                          Save & Submit
                                           on CD-Rom
 Other:

 Other:

 Total Income**                   $                        $                 $




 * Expenditures should not exceed income.
** All sources of income, cash and in-kind, must be documented.
I.   Support and Funding (continued)

D.   Funding (continued)
3.   Describe your fund-raising efforts to date and their results.




4.   Describe how you plan to continue funding the program in the long-term, particularly
     after the 2008 seed funding period provided by DC MAIN STREETS.
I.     Support and Funding (continued)

D.     Funding (continued)
5.     Certification of Funding


We hereby certify that on this                                      of
                                          (month and day)                        (year)
the                                                         has $
                (name of governing organization)                               (amount)
in hand and $                       pledged for funding Year I of the local Main Streets program
                    (amount)
and that these funds are allocated exclusively for the Main Streets program.


We certify that our program has $                           in hand and $
pledged for Year II of the local Main Streets program.


We certify that our program has $                           in hand and $
pledged for Year III of the local Main Streets program.




(Signature of President/Chair of Governing Body)              (Date)
I.   Support and Funding (continued)

D.   Funding (continued)
6.   Evidence of Funding

     Insert written documentation of all committed Main Streets program funding sources
     (including public and private funds and cash, and in-kind donations) following this page.
II.   Development History
1.    Briefly describe how your neighborhood developed over time, including information
      about its establishment, growth, and economic base. List significant changes to your
      community over the years, including major factors in its growth or decline.




2.    Summarize your neighborhood’s current economic and community development trends.
      Describe how these trends affect the neighborhood business district.
II.   Development History (continued)

3.    Please list your neighborhood’s greatest assets (economic, social, cultural, and civic).




4.    Describe your neighborhood’s greatest liabilities.




5.    Please list any major neighborhood improvement projects, exclusive of commercial
      district revitalization, undertaken in the last five years. Describe the needs addressed by
      project, as well as participants and funding sources.
II.   Development History (continued)
6.    Describe your neighborhood’s major goals for the next three years.




7.    Please describe any previous neighborhood revitalization efforts, either commercial or
      residential in scope. Include a description of their outcomes and who was involved. If a
      neighborhood plan, survey, or study has been conducted in the last three years, describe
      any resulting action. Include one copy of each document in the Application Section
      VII of the original application.




8.    Characterize how active volunteers are in your neighborhood. Describe the level of
      volunteer involvement in various neighborhood improvement efforts.
III.     Community Characteristics

A.       Neighborhood Profile

1. Neighborhood population

       1985                 1995                     2005                 2007


2. List the current population within a 1, 3, and 5 mile radius of the “heart” of the commercial
   district.

       1 mile                 3 miles                       5 miles


3. Number of households                       Average household size

4. Median household income $


5. Unemployment rate                            %     Date of estimate


6. Describe any major employers in the neighborhood. List their proximity to the commercial
   district.


       Employer                    Product/Service      # of employees    Distance to
                                                                          commercial district
III.    Community Characteristics (continued)

A.      Neighborhood Profile (continued)
7. List the number of shopping centers and/or strip mall developments within the neighborhood.




8. List and describe any nearby shopping centers or business districts that are competition for
   your neighborhood commercial district.




9. Please list the community newspapers, websites or other media outlets that serve your
   neighborhood. Which are locally owned and/or operated?

       Name                      Medium                 Locally          Locally
                                                        Owned?           Operated?




III.    Community Characteristics (continued)

A.      Neighborhood Profile (continued)
10.   Describe the housing stock in your neighborhood (in percentage of 100%).

       1700-1800                                1940 - 1960
       1800-1850                                1960 - 1980
       1850-1900                                1980 - 1990
       1900-1940                                1990 - present

11.   What is the general condition of the housing stock in the neighborhood?




12.   What is the average vacancy rate for housing in your neighborhood?               %


13.   What percent is owner-occupied?                     %


14.   Is tourism considered an economic factor in your neighborhood? If so, describe its
      impact on the local economy.




15.   Describe the cultural, recreational, and tourism assets of your community. List any
      attractions nearby, including their distance from the neighborhood business district.
III.   Community Characteristics (continued)

A.     Neighborhood Profile (continued)
16.    List any post-secondary educational institutions in your community. Describe the
       institution’s interaction with and impact on the neighborhood.




17.    List the nearest Small Business Resource or Development Center(s).



18.    What is the total tax base of the proposed Main Streets district? $

Does the neighborhood have:

19.    A neighborhood comprehensive plan?               Yes         No
        Date adopted:


20.    A historic preservation plan?             Yes                No
        Date adopted:



21.    A strategic revitalization plan?           Yes               No
        Date formed:
        Purpose:
III.   Community Characteristics (continued)

A.     Neighborhood Profile (continued)


22.    Tax increment financing?          Yes        No    Date adopted:
        TIF District:
        Specified use(s):


23.    Business Improvement District? (BID) _____ Yes      _____ No
        Date adopted:
        Area:
        What is the rate per $100 Equalized Assessed Value (or other measure)?
        Specified use(s):


24.    An Enterprise Zone?         Yes         No         Date adopted:



25.    A SBA HUB Zone?            Yes          No Date adopted:



26.    A Community Development Corporation(s)?            Yes        No
        CDC Name                                           Date formed
IV.   Commercial District Characteristics

A.    General District Characteristics

1.    Is the commercial district you intend to revitalize a:

                 Traditional neighborhood business district
                 Other


2.    Provide a brief narrative description of the commercial district, including predominant
      uses, building stock, and primary customer base.




3.    Successful commercial district revitalization programs initially focus their efforts within a
      specific district or project area to show concentrated change. List the proposed
      boundaries of the commercial district on which your program will focus for its first
      three years. (This description should correspond to the district outlined on the required
      map in Section VII, page 36). Describe the reason for selecting these boundaries.
      Describe what makes this a distinct district.
IV.   Commercial District Characteristics (continued)

A.    General District Characteristics (continued)


4.    List the major assets of the proposed Main Streets district (i.e., within the boundaries of
      the proposed commercial district as compared to neighborhood assets previously listed
      which may be outside of the proposed commercial district boundaries).




5.    List the major liabilities and needs of the proposed Main Streets district (i.e., within the
      boundaries of the proposed commercial district as compared to neighborhood assets
      previously listed which may be outside of the proposed commercial district boundaries).
IV.   Commercial District Characteristics (continued)

B.    Physical Profile
1.    Number of commercial buildings in district:
2.    Number of completely vacant buildings in district:
3.    Number of buildings in district with only upper floors vacant:
4.    Percentage of owner-occupied buildings:                         renter-occupied:
5.    Percent of locally owned buildings:                             out-of-town owner:
6.    Number of vacant lots in district:

7.    Describe the condition of the following elements in your district.

      a. Utility Infrastructure (water, sewer, storm sewers, electrical, gas, etc.)




      b. Transportation infrastructure (streets, sidewalks, parking facilities, public
      transportation, etc.)




      c. Public facilities (public buildings, parks, recreational facilities, etc.)




      d. Buildings (commercial, residential, and industrial)
IV.   Commercial District Characteristics (continued)

B.    Physical Profile (continued)
8.    Is safety or crime an issue in the commercial district?           Yes               No
      If yes, describe any action take to address these issues and the outcome.




C.    Usage Profile

1.    Total number of businesses in the district:

2.    Estimated average rent for commercial space in the district:     $    per square foot/year
3.    Number of businesses and other establishments in the Main Streets district that are:
      RETAIL                               SERVICE                           ARTS
      Auto Parts (not service)             Accounting and Tax Service        Art Galleries
      Beauty Supplies (not salons)         Attorneys and Legal Services      Dance Studios
      Beer, Wine, and Liquor               Auto Repair (not parts sales)     Museums/Cultural Institutions
      Car Dealership (new and used)        Banks                             Theaters
      Clothing and Accessories             Check Cashing                     Other ARTS
      Convenience                          Churches, Synagogues
      Discount / Variety                   Child Day Care Services           FOOD / RESTAURANTS
      Electronics and Cell Phones          Construction / Building Repair    Bakery and Coffee Shops
      Florists                             Funeral Services                  Bars, Lounges & Taverns
      Furniture and Appliances             Gasoline Stations                 Cafeterias and Buffets
      Gifts and Cards                      Hair Styling (men & women)        Carry Out / Fast Food
      Grocery Stores / Food Markets        Hospital                          Restaurant (sit down/ full service)
      Hardware                             Hotels, Motels and BnBs           Other FOOD SERVICE
      Jewelry                              Insurance Agencies
      Office Supply / Stationery           Locksmiths                        PUBLIC
      Pawn Shops                           Laundry and Dry Cleaners          DC Government office
      Pharmacies                           Medical Services / Physician      Federal Government office
      Sporting Goods                       Nail Salons                       Libraries
      Thrift / Used Merchandise Stores     Post Office / Mailing             Post Offices
      Other RETAIL                         Printing and Copying              Schools
                                           Real Estate                       Other PUBLIC
                                           Social Service and Nonprofits
                                           Veterinarians and Pet Care
                                           Other SERVICE
IV.   Commercial District Characteristics (continued)

C.    Usage Profile (continued)

4.    Number of parking spaces available in the commercial district:
      metered/paid                   not metered/free
      on street:                         on street:
      off street:                        off street:

5.    Number of financial institutions physically located inside the district:
      Please give examples of the types of projects in the district these institutions have
      invested in.




6.    Building permits issued in the district:
                                 2005             2006              2007 to date
        Number issued:
        Dollar value (total):


7.    Describe the housing located within the boundaries of the proposed Main Streets district.

                                   # of Units             # or % Occupied
      Single family dwellings:

      Apartments
           1st Floor
           2nd Floor
           3rd Floor
           4th Floor & above
IV.   Commercial District Characteristics (continued)

C.    Usage Profile (continued)

8.    What is the general condition of the housing in the district?




D.    Current Promotion/Marketing Efforts

1.    Describe the community’s general perception of the commercial district.




2.    Describe any annual community events held in the district, including date and age of
      event, attendance, and sponsor(s).




3.    Describe any current efforts to promote or market the district. Describe how these
      activities are organized and financed.
IV.   Commercial District Characteristics (continued)

E.    Historic Buildings


1.    Describe the general age, architectural style, condition, and historic significance of the
      buildings in the proposed Main Streets district.




2.    Is all or part of the Main Streets district a designated historic district?
                No                Yes

3.    List any buildings (with street addresses) in the proposed Main Streets district that are
      listed in the District of Columbia Inventory of Historic Sites or the National Register of
      Historic Places. Indicate whether the buildings are listed individually or contribute to the
      significance of an historic district.




4.    Is any community organization involved with the preservation of historic commercial
      buildings? List the organization and its activities in the proposed Main Streets district in
      the last five years.
V.   Program Goals

1.   What specific goals does your neighborhood expect to achieve through the Main Streets
     program? Of the district’s major liabilities and needs, which will be a priority for the
     Main Streets program to address immediately?




2.   Explain how the Main Streets program will fit with the neighborhood’s goals. Include a
     description of how the Main Streets program fits in the Strategic Neighborhood Action
     Plan (SNAP) or Comprehensive Plan.
V.   Program Goals (continued)

3.   What do you see as the benefits of being involved with the DC MAIN STREETS
     program?




4.   What do you believe will be the long-term impact of the Main Streets program on the
     neighborhood?
VI.   Readiness to Participate

1.    Describe how your neighborhood learned about the DC MAIN STREETS program.
      Explain what steps you have taken to educate and involve key participants and the
      community.




2.    Describe any commercial district revitalization conferences or seminars that
      representatives from your neighborhood have attended.
VI.   Readiness to Participate (continued)

3.    Explain the proposed structure of your local Main Streets program. Will the program be
      housed in a new or existing organization? Describe the organization’s mission, tax
      status, and structure. Describe the board of directors or governing body that will assume
      financial, policy, and programmatic responsibility for Main Streets locally. Explain your
      reason for selecting this structure. Include an organizational chart as attachment.
VI.   Readiness to Participate (continued)

4.    Describe the roles and responsibilities of individual members of the Main Streets
      board/governing body. Also list the roles and responsibilities of the board/governing
      body as a whole before and after hiring a program director.




5.    Describe the role of the Main Streets program (executive) director. Indicate to whom the
      director will report. Describe the skills and qualities for which you will look when hiring.




6.    List your plan, with a timeline, to organize the local Main Streets program
      board/governing body and to hire a Main Streets program director if your neighborhood is
      selected for the DC MAIN STREETS program.
VI.   Readiness to Participate (continued)

7.    Indicate below what hiring assistance you would accept from the District of Columbia
      Main Streets program.
               Creation of job description               Review of resumes
               Collection of resumes                     Participation on selection committee


8.    In the Attachment section (see Section VII, page 19), include a letter from the Main
      Streets organization indicating its intent to hire a Main Streets program director within 3
      months of designation as a local Program. A sample Letter of Intent to Hire a Main
      Streets Program Director is included in the Application Guidelines document.

9.    What will you do to ensure local acceptance and awareness of the program director in the
      neighborhood?




10.   If your neighborhood is designated as a DC MAIN STREETS program participant, how
      will you build awareness of and involvement in your local Main Streets program once
      selected?
VI.   Readiness to Participate (continued)

11.   Explain what your neighborhood will do to address commercial district revitalization if
      not selected to participate in DC MAIN STREETS.
VI.      Readiness to Participate (continued)

      1. Use an additional page to relate any other information not covered elsewhere in this
         application that you believe should be considered in the evaluation of this application.
VII. Attachments
Insert the following documents, as attachments in the following order. Instructions on
completing and submitting each attachment is either included below or in the respective
application section (referenced below).

Any attachments sent separately will not be considered (i.e., mailed, fax or emailed to DSLBD
under separate cover).

Attachment A:    Letter of Intent to Apply
                 (copy of letter submitted June 27, 2008)

Attachment B:    Applicant Resolution
                 (sample provided in Application Guidelines document)

Attachment C:    Letters of Support from Ward Councilmember(s)
                 (sample provided in Application Guidelines document)

Attachment D:    Letters of Support from Advisory Neighborhood Commission
                 (sample provided in Application Guidelines document)

Attachment E:    Resolution of Support from Stakeholder Organizations
                 Resolutions (not letters) from stakeholder organizations such
                 business/merchant association, civic association, community development
                 corporation. (sample provided in Application Guidelines document)

Attachment F:    Letters of Support from Business and/or Property Owners
                 (sample provided in Application Guidelines document)

Attachment G:    Proposed Budget and Sources of Income
                 See Section I. D, 1 and 2. Obtain Excel forms via email from
                 DSLBD/DCMS. Complete and submit print copy as attachment and
                 electronic copy saved to a CD-rom (you may use the same CD-rom as
                 Attachment P).

Attachment H:    Street Map with Boundaries
                 A street map that clearly and precisely outlines the boundaries of the
                 following.
                 1. proposed Main Streets district
                 2. historic districts
                 3. special overlay districts
                 4. tax increment financing districts
                 5. business improvement districts
                 6. SBA HUB zones;
                 7. enterprise zones; and
                 8. empowerment zones.
VII. Attachments (continued)
Attachment I:   Existing Land Use Map
                A map that indicates the existing land use in the proposed Main Streets
                district and the area immediately surrounding it. The map should indicate
                individual buildings that are keyed as commercial, office, public,
                residential, or religious uses, as well as owner-occupied, renter-occupied,
                and vacant buildings. Buildings should be cross-referenced with the
                numbered photos in item E (below).

Attachment J:   Current Zoning Map
                A map that indicates current zoning for the Main Streets district and
                adjacent areas.

Attachment K:   Organization Chart for applicant organization

Attachment L:   Letter of Commitment to Hire a Main Streets Program Director
                (sample provided)

Attachment M:   Articles of Incorporation and the By-laws for applicant organization
                A copy of the articles of incorporation and the by-laws of the private, non-
                profit organization designated to serve as the governing board of the local
                Main Streets program.

Attachment N    Neighborhood Plans, Surveys, or Studies
                One copy of each completed neighborhood plans, surveys, or studies that
                were completed in the past three years (Section II. 7). Only include the
                attachment section of the original application (i.e., do not provide copies
                for the set of 10 application photocopies).

Attachment O:   Representative Print Photographs (5)
                Five (5) representative photographs (5 X 7 & or larger) that relate the
                visual essence of the district’s streetscape and the variety of structures in
                the district. Show representative building types, styles, and uses. Please
                number and cross-reference the photos to correspond with the buildings
                indicated in item C (above). Only include the attachment section of the
                original application

Attachment P:   Additional Representative Digital Photographs (up to 25)
                Up to twenty-five (25) digital images of the commercial district with
                streetscapes and buildings clearly labeled. Include a brief list or description
                of the slides submitted. Submit on one CD-Rom with the original
                application. (i.e., do not provide CD-ROMs for the set of 10 application
                photocopies).

				
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