How long does the approval process take?

The approval process can be rather lengthy. Here is the process:

  1. Once your application is received in the Downtown Odessa, Inc. (DOI) offices, it is reviewed by the Executive Director. If any questions or concerns are noted by the Director, those will be addressed with the applicant.
  2. Once all relevant questions have been answered the Director will take the application to the Design Committee for review and approval.
  3. If approved by the Design Committee, the Executive Director will present the application to the Odessa Development Committee (ODC) for approval.
  4. If approved by ODC, a presentation will be made to the City’s Finance Committee.
  5. After presentation to the Finance Committee, the application will be presented to the City Council for final approval.

Depending on the date the application is submitted to the DOI offices, it can take up to 8 weeks. If there are any concerns from any of the aforementioned groups, the process will take longer.

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1. When can I start my project?
2. How long does the approval process take?
3. Do I need to attend any of the meetings?
4. How long does it take to be reimbursed?
5. How do I calculate what my reimbursement will be?
6. Is there a timeline for finishing the project?
7. What if I sell my building/business after I receive a grant?
8. I own a building but I lease it out to someone else. Can my lessee apply for a grant?