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Public improvement efforts by Main Street Fort Dodge are partially funded by the Downtown Fort Dodge Self-Supported Municipal Improvement District. SSMID was created in 1982 and is renewed every 10 years; most recently in 2022. Here is a sample of the projects MSFD has implemented since inception: 

  • Safety Cameras, especially in parking areas; $120,000

  • 2021 Challenge Grant Awarded to 1109 Central Ave.; $75,000

  • Pick It Up trash containers; $10,000

  • The commission of a Downtown Streetscape Plan; $60,000

    • new design elements for alleyway improvements- in process

  • Large Central Ave plantings; $3,200 annually and decorated seasonally by Pride in Community Appearance (PICA)

  • Lunch on Central

  • Fencing Grants; $2,500 annually

  • Merry on Main/Small Business Saturday; $2,200 annually

  • IGNITE Entrepreneurial Series; $2,000 

  • Redesigned parking initiative; $2,200

  • Downtown Country Jam Sponsor; $750 

  • Building Design Assistance for two downtown properties:

    • Access Audio (500 1st Ave. S); Free- provided by Main Street Iowa

    • Dodge Graphix (419-429 1st Ave S); Free- provided by Main Street Iowa

    • Trolley Center (904-920 Central Ave); Free- provided by Main Street Iowa

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