The DDA partners with the Town of Castle Rock to provide rentable flower boxes located outside businesses in Downtown. Flower boxes enhance Downtown’s charm and provide a consistent and beautiful splash of color to the Downtown streets. View the Fact Sheet for more information on the DDA Flower Box Program.
Flower Box Sign-up Registration – Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register
The DDA has a goal to help beautify and improve the facades of Downtown Castle Rock. Downtown Businesses can apply for a facade improvement matching grant and receive up to $1,000 toward design work and up to $5,000 toward construction costs. The DDA will match dollar for dollar the investment of the business owner for up to a maximum of $6,000.
In addition to its regular facade improvement program, the DDA offers a micro grant program. Businesses can apply in order to receive up to $1,000 to match dollar for dollar a private sector investment, for minor facade improvements or proposed improvements.
The DDA partners with the Town of Castle Rock to provide rentable flower boxes located outside businesses in Downtown. Flower boxes enhance Downtown’s charm and provide a consistent and beautiful splash of color to the Downtown streets.
Castle Rock is a growing and changing community and we know that it is important to think strategically as we grow and change. Bi-annually we invite Elizabeth Garner, State Demographer, to Castle Rock to present demographic information to help guide strategic decisions for the Town.
Aug 1, 2019 Presentation:
Growing Forward Presentation
Aug 31, 2017 Presentation:
Growth, Impact & Change Presentation
ONLINE PRESENCE REVIEW
There are more people online now than ever. Often your customers will first find you or visit you online. Since you never get a second chance to make a first impression, the DMA will help you make sure your first impression online is a good one.
If you are interested in receiving a FREE Online Presence Review, please reach out! The DMA will take a deeper look into your business’s website, Google+ account, Yelp, and social media platforms, including Instagram and Facebook.
STREET SIDE PATIO
Before the DDA was incorporated, the Town of Castle Rock and several interested business owners brought in consultants from Walkable Communities Inc. to help make Downtown more walkable and pedestrian friendly. Wider sidewalks and street side patios contribute to a thriving downtown and the program consistently receives positive feedback from businesses and the community.
The Downtown Merchants Association, in partnership with the Town of Castle Rock, provides low cost carriage rides every Thursday, Friday and Saturday between Thanksgiving and Christmas for the holiday season. Carriage rides help increase visitor traffic and activate Downtown during the slower, winter months. The rides take community members on a short route through historic Downtown to view the spectacular holiday lights.
MICRO LOAN PROGRAM
In a partnership between the DDA and Colorado Lending Source, the Castle Rock Main Street loan program is a character-based financing option available to small businesses who are unable to secure a conventional loan to start or grow their business. Loans range from $5,000 to $50,000 and can be used for a variety of business purposes.