Downtown Boone Development Association Mission Statement

The Downtown Boone Development Assocation’s mission in part is to promote the historic preservation, protection and use of Boone’s traditional downtown area, including the area’s commercial, civic and religious enterprises and residences. To encourage property owners to maintain, improve and beautify downtown properties.

Downtown Boone Development Association Vision Statement 

Downtown Boone serves as the concierge to an elevated experience for both locals and visitors.  Home to the largest University in western North Carolina, Appalachian State University, tucked against the backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains, downtown is the first-place destination for Boone residents after home and work and the beginning point for all adventure.

Facade Incentive Grant

The Downtown Boone Development Association's board is delighted to once again offer the Facade Incentive Grant program to members of the DBDA for 2023-2024.

If you are a property or business owner and considering rehabilitating your storefront then this is a great opportunity for you.  Even doing the smallest touch ups or renovations can improve your business' appearance and even generate more sales.  A welcoming storefront encourages visitors and shoppers!

Perhaps the front of your business needs a paint job, new awning, or you are interesting in restoring the front of your building to its original design. The North Carolina Main Street program offers FREE design assistance to business and property owners.  Simply fill out this form and return it to the Downtown Development Coordinator for the Town of Boone.  They will then submit your request and within a couple of months you will receive a free design rendering of your storefront.  Using the North Carolina Main St. free design assistance greatly improves your chances of having your FIG application approved.

The Facade Incentive Grant is a 50% reimbursement match of up to $5000.  It is available for all business and property owners in the MSD district of Downtown Boone.

Download the Facade Incentive Grant Application (PDF).  Please contact Lane Moody, Downtown Development Coordinator, at lane.moody@townofboone.net or 828.268.6283 for more information.

Downtown Boone Development Association Agendas and Minutes

To view all past and present DBDA meeting agendas and minutes, click on the DBDA Agendas and Minutes link. Then, follow these instructions:

  • Go to the left side of the webpage and click the drop-down menu entitled "All Meeting Groups"
  • Once there, click on "DBDA"
  • You did it! All agendas and minutes have been posted here!

If you need further assistance, contact Laney Pilkington, Communications Specialist, at laney.pilkington@townofboone.net.