2016 Beautify Your Neighborhood – Guidelines | Application
About the Program
The Beautify Your Neighborhood Matching Grant Program was established to provide funding assistance to support Dublin Homeowners Associations and Civic Associations in enhancing their neighborhood with high-quality, sustainable beautification projects that benefit and enhance the Dublin community.
The first grants were awarded in 2011, and since then, City staff has worked with numerous associations to identify possible beautification projects and assist in application preparation. Potential projects include entry features enhancements with new signs and lighting, updated landscape beds, benches, removal of invasive species and art installation among others.
To qualify, the projects must be clearly visible from the public right-of-way. Beautification projects are required to be new or a rehab of an entry feature such as a sign, stone wall, fence, landscape area or other neighborhood amenity.
Individual grant awards will range between $500 and up to $5,000, unless otherwise approved by City Council. An individual association is limited to no more than one grant award every three years.
Each grant requires at least an equal match from the Association. The City will reimburse the Association with the grant amount awarded upon successful completion of the project and conformance with all standards of the program.
The application guide will help familiarize you with the process and necessary materials for a complete submission. However, the City highly encourages interested neighborhoods to meet with City staff prior to submitting their applications. These meetings are designed to assist with application procedures, explain financial considerations, address plan/design issues, and identify any potential roadblocks or issues that may be present and how to resolve them.
All completed applications must be submitted by Friday, January 8, 2016 for consideration in the current funding cycle. Applications can be submitted to the Planning Department at 5800 Shier Rings Road.
For more information contact, Claudia D. Husak, AICP, Planner II | 614.410.4600 or firstname.lastname@example.org
2016 Completed Projects
The City received five completed 2016 Beautify Your Neighborhood Grant applications. The approved 2016 budget for grants is $32,000. The total amount of grant funds requested from the five homeowner association applicants is $18,510.78.
In March of 2015, three grants were awarded totaling $14,592. In August of 2015, four grants were awarded totaling $16,453.The total awarded grant funds for 2015, were $31,045 out of a budget of $32,000.
All of the grants were approved on 04/11/2016 by City Council.
Bishop’s Run/Bishop’s Crossing
The proposal for this BYNG application includes portions of Phases B and C. The first portion includes removing the Cherry Tree Bosque’s along Tullymore Drive and installing a total of 10 Oak trees along the entrances at Tullymore Drive. Phase C consists of enhancing three existing bench seating areas. This phase is broken up into parts that include adding stepping stones and additional slabs for seating.
The application for Carrowmoor focuses on enhancing the landscaping around the entrance sign and upgrading the entryway on Corbins Mill Drive. The proposal includes power washing and repainting the entrance sign, the addition of an electrical outlet and upgrading to a more energy efficient decorative lighting.
The application for Donegal Cliffs is proposing to upgrade landscaping at the two entrances — Donegal Cliffs Drive and Dunleary Drive. The Donegal Cliffs Drive entrance upgrades consist of adding blue spruce trees to both sides of the entrances; replacing the existing crab apple trees at the entrance pillars with flowering hydrangea trees to add color and similarity with the Dunleary Drive entrance; and replacing the missing boxwood shrubs. The upgrades to the Dunleary Drive entrance includes installing new boxwoods around the entrance pillars and relocating the existing perennials to accommodate these changes. Electrical outlets at both entrances will be upgraded to permit the use of seasonal lighting.
The application for Lowell Trace includes renovating the entrance located at the intersection of Tullymore Drive and Avery-Muirfield Drive. The proposal includes an allocation for energy efficient LED lighting improvements; removal of all plant material and stone; and relocation of one magnolia per the plan. The application also includes column re-installation, wall and boulder installation, topsoil backfill for walls and landscaping. Landscaping includes installing eight green gem boxwoods, 30 happy returns daylily, 10 catmint, 7 fragrant viburnum and 6 knock-out shrub roses.
The application for Muirfield Village focuses on upgrading and enhancing the intersection at Carnoustie Drive and Glick Road (Muirfield Village 12). The proposal includes removing overgrown aged materials, refreshing the soil and installing trees, shrubs, annuals and accent lighting to give the intersection a fresh, updated, inviting appearance with materials hardy to the plant zone.