Operating a Business DowntownBusinesses who are within the Central Business District (CBD) zoning area must get approval by the
Historic Board of Review (HBR
) for any changes to the façade of their building. To preserve the authentic character of the Historic Marietta Square, the CBD has a unique zoning category and design requirements each property/business owner must adhere to. CBD business and property owners are required to have the design of proposed awnings, signs, and any exterior material changes to buildings evaluated by HBR prior to permitting and installation.
The Downtown Marietta Development Authority (DMDA)
DMDA District Awning and Signage Grant
continuously seeks ways to encourage further economic development in the historic Marietta Square and surrounding district properties. The DMDA is currently offering a 50/50 matching grant (up to $2,000) for business owners located within the DMDA District
who would like to enhance the appearance of their storefront by improving their signage and/or awnings. For additional information view the DMDA Signage Awning Grant Guidelines and Application (PDF).