UPMC Chautauqua, part of a world-class healthcare delivery system, will be lending a paint brush to improvements in the Jamestown neighborhoods. Managed by the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation (JRC), and with support from Sherwin Williams and the Jamestown Department of Development, a new program called Paint Jamestown will provide Jamestown residents with a booklet containing 50 historic color schemes to select from for painting the exteriors of their homes.
In addition, UPMC has provided a $10,000 grant for up to 10 home owners with property located within the Allen Park/UPMC Chautauqua Jamestown Renaissance Block Challenge (RBC) target area. They will have the opportunity to apply for funding to assist them in their home exterior painting projects. Property owners in the target area must first pick from the Paint Jamestown color booklet containing a selection of 50 historic color schemes and then fill out an application with the JRC. If their project is approved and the work completed by October 30th, 2019, they have the opportunity to receive up to a $1,000 reimbursement in matching funds . Awardees will have a photo of their home featured on JRC’s website and Facebook page.
“UPMC Chautauqua is proud to partner with JRC in the Paint Jamestown program. We are excited that our neighborhood was selected. This southside neighborhood is rich in history and means so much to the city of Jamestown. UPMC Chautauqua is committed to continuing to make a positive impact on our community,” says Cecil Miller, VP of Operations at UPMC Chautauqua.
Sherwin Williams graciously agreed to assemble the historic color booklets to insure the true to life colors where shown.
“We are excited to be part of Paint Jamestown and appreciate the working with UPMC Chautauqua and the JRC. We are looking forward to seeing the initial projects completed. Sherwin-Williams is ready to be part of this project for many years to come”, says Rod Jones, Second Street Sherwin Williams Store Manager.
Any property owner living anywhere within the Jamestown city limits may use the historic color schemes booklet as a reference to paint their homes. Property owners within the Allen Park/UPMC Chautauqua Jamestown Renaissance Block Challenge target area may apply for the funding grant.
The application can be found online at http://jamestownrenaissance.org/neighborhoods/. Maps of the target area can be found in the booklet.
“The entire house must be painted using the selected scheme and multiple colors. Only the colors within a single scheme can be used. Property owners are free to rearrange the recommended placements (body, trim, accent) in any manner they choose”, says Neighborhood Project Manager, Mary Maxwell. “We’ll need a before and after-the-project-is-finished digital photograph of the property and copies of all receipts for paint, supplies or contracted labor. Work done by the owners (sweat equity) is not reimbursable. “
After processing incoming materials, a reimbursement check for up to $1,000 in matching funds will be issued. If $1,000 in reimbursement funds is sought, the documented cost (labor and or materials) must meet or exceed $2,000. If the entire project cost less than $2,000, the lower amount will be matched. A $1,600 project would receive $800 in matching funds.
Jamestown Renaissance Corporation makes Jamestown better through inspiration, action and celebration. They are a community that values integrity, collaboration, inclusivity, visionary thinking informed, stakeholders. The JRC has a six-person staff who report to a 17-member board of directors. The board of directors is comprised of city leaders and representatives from local businesses and not-for-profit organizations.
For more information on Paint Jamestown, an application, and/or to view the Historic Color Booklet, contact: Mary Maxwell 301 East 2nd Street, Suite 301, Jamestown, NY 14701 (716) 489-3493 E mail: Mary@jamestownrenaissance.org.