Design Services

Charlevoix Main Street offers three complimentary Design Services each year to building/business owners within the Charlevoix Main Street/DDA District. This service is provided by the Design Specialist at the Michigan Main Street Center and Michigan State Historic Preservation Office.

Applications & Examples

View applications and examples:

Design Services Brochure

Information & Recommendations

The design assistance provides important information and recommendations on exterior facade improvements that will improve the appearance and visibility of the building and business while also maintaining the historic integrity of the building and making it functional for the owner’s current needs.


Interested in applying? Applicants are required to attend a Building Basics Workshop before submitting paperwork. Please contact our office for more information by calling 231-547-3257 or email Lindsey D.

Limited Scope of Design

Design Consultations are also available for a more limited scope of design, such as paint colors, awning designs, etc. Call us today to find out what would work best for you!