Downtown Cheyenne

Programs & Resources

The Capital Improvement Grant, Downtown Cheyenne’s longest running grant program, FUNDS EXTERIOR PUBLIC RIGHT OF WAY & STREETSCAPE IMPROVEMENTS for downtown businesses, enhancing walkability and pedestrian friendliness.

This reimbursement grant funds up to 50% of an allowable project cost. This grant has a "rolling" application, meaning business or property owners can apply any time of year. 

This grant is also overseen by Downtown Cheyenne's Design Committee.

APPLY FOR A GRANT
ENHANCES HISTORIC INTEGRITY

Design Committee-approved projects help preserve historic details and maintains visual consistency through Downtown.

CREATES AN INVITING ATMOSPHERE

A more pedestrian friendly and inviting Downtown helps attract businesses, residents, and customers – the trifecta of a successful Downtown District!

PROVIDES A YEAR-ROUND TOOL

The Capital Improvement Grant program is open year-round so that property and business owners can access it when it is convenient for them.

The Facade Improvement Program (FIP) is an annual matching grant program that FUNDS EXTERIOR BUILDING IMPROVEMENTS for Downtown properties, reinforcing the aesthetic integrity and historic legacy of Cheyenne. Typically, the application process for this grant program opens in early spring; with final decisions by the end of May to allow for summer construction. This program provides up to a 65% reimbursable grant for allowable facade improvements that adhere to the Secretary of Interior's Standards for Historic Preservation. In 2019, six facade projects were selected to receive grant funding through the FIP process. The total commitment to these projects from Downtown Cheyenne is over $320,000 for 2019. This program is oversee by the Downtown Cheyenne Design Committee, a skilled group of volunteers who include historic preservation specialists, an architect, planners, a real estate professional and Downtown Cheyenne staff.
APPLY FOR A GRANT
ENHANCES AESTHETICS

Creates immediate visual improvements in public right-of-way, preserving history and aiding the Cheyenne’s look and feel.

STEWARDS INVESTMENT

Since its inception, over $300,000 in grant funds (up to 65% of total project costs) have helped improve Downtown’s appearance and attractiveness; helping keep historic viable for the long-term.

BENEFITS LOCAL BUSINESSES

Generates positive promotional publicity (e.g., The Atlas), increases property values and makes the district attractive to potential businesses, residents and patrons.

The Cheyenne Mural Program IDENTIFIES OPPORTUNITIES AND CASTS VISION FOR PUBLIC ART in Downtown Cheyenne; helping create a more engaging and culturally-vibrant space.
STIMULATES INTERACTION

Reclaims alleyways and otherwise unremarkable real estate for to inspire engagement; providing a benefit to residents and tourists alike.

INSTILLS COMMUNITY PRIDE

Encourages community buy-in by showcasing local culture and history; creating visual stories unique to Downtown Cheyenne.

SUPPORTS THE LOCAL ART COMMUNITY

Supplies resources and funding for one-of-a-kind projects that beautify Downtown Cheyenne.

SEE OUR MURALS
The Cheyenne Re-Ride Program, a collaboration between Downtown Cheyenne and Rock On Wheels, PROVIDES FREE BIKE TRANSPORTATION in, and around, Downtown Cheyenne; giving the community a fun option for community mobility.
ENCOURAGES PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

Lowers barriers to accessing exercise; helping improve the physical well-being of the community.

PROVIDES ACCESS FOR EXPLORING

The number of bike locations, along with the number of bikes available, provide the public with a great way to explore Downtown, the Greenway and greater Cheyenne.

PARK ONCE, BIKE OFTEN

Using a free Re-Ride bike encourages visitors to experience Cheyenne in a unique way; allowing them to park their cars, then use bikes to explore and go from place to place.

FIND A BIKE
SPECIAL DEALS