Downtown Improvements

Downtown Caldwell Recommended Design Guidelines 

The intent of these design guidelines is to preserve the integrity and resources of the Main Street area and to ensure that new construction is in character with Caldwell’s valuable historic fabric in both appearance and scale. The guidelines provide a common ground for making decisions about design that affect individual properties within the Main Street area as well as the overall character of the area.

Downtown Caldwell Design Guidelines

Facade Improvement Grant Program
The City of Caldwell and the Caldwell Main Street Program seek to improve the image of downtown Caldwell and its Main Street District by stimulating Historic Preservation through the assistance of funds, and to help encourage restoration of historic storefront facades located within the designated Main Street District.  The Caldwell Main Street Facade Improvement Grant Program is set up to reimburse property owners, and in some cases tenants, after work is completed. Grant funds are matched 50/50 against private reinvestment.  For more information and for an application, please click on this link:

Facade Improvement Grant Application

Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives Program
A 20% tax credit is available for buildings rehabilitated for commercial, industrial, agricultural or rental residential purposes on projects that are certified historic structures. The 10% tax credit is available for rehabilitation of non-historic, non-residential buildings built before 1936.

Additional Tax Incentive Information