Fort Dodge Buildings Prepare for Facade Facelift

A few downtown Fort Dodge buildings will soon have a new look. 

Most of the locations are on Central Avenue with one across from city hall at 814 1st Avenue South. That building is owned by Brittnee Harris and is a pretty popular one for picture taking in Fort Dodge due to its Coca-Cola mural on the side. Harris says that part of the building will not be touched.

Harris says the awning, windows and some of the brickwork on her building will be updated.

The other locations seeing a bit of sprucing up are 700-702 Central Avenue that houses Wicker Jewelry and the Garage Door Store, 710 Central Avenue, which is best known as the Hayloft Building, 801-805 Central Avenue and 911 Central Avenue.

The cost of the project is funded by a statewide grant with the building owners contributing the rest.

Work is scheduled to begin this month and is slated to be completed by summer 2024.

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