Through the Virginia Main Street (VMS) Program, Downtown Blackstone, Inc. can offer building and/or property owners free façade design assistance. The primary design service offered by VMS utilizes Frazier Associates, a full-service architectural and planning firm, to create schematic color renderings with detailed notes for exterior façade improvements. For any design project, the historic features of the building, its neighboring buildings, and the architectural context of the community’s Main Street area are taken into consideration along with owner/tenant needs and budget, the property needs and the community needs.
VMS design assistance is only conceptual or schematic design. Projects requiring construction documents or permit drawings will need additional architectural assistance outside of the VMS designs services and likely provided by local professionals. Please contact the local Main Street organization for further details to determine specific design assistance feasibility.