The Downtown Oshkosh BID recognizes the importance of creating an inviting atmosphere for customers and shoppers in Downtown Oshkosh. Businesses located on the 100-500 blocks of N Main St are now able to put flower pots of up to 15″ outside of their storefronts with a signed encroachment agreement with the City of Oshkosh.


Encroachment Agreement
Please contact the City of Oshkosh for a copy of the city’s encroachment agreement.

Contact: John Zarate
Phone: 920-236-5028
Email: jzarate@ci.oshkosh.wi.us


Rules & Requirements

  • Flower pots may only be 15″ or less
  • Business must be located on N Main Street between the 100 block and 500 block
  • Businesses are required to have a signed encroachment agreement filed with the City of Oshkosh
  • Businesses are required to maintain flowers or materials within pots


Available Grants

Blade Sign & Flower Pot Grant Program

This program was created in partnership with the Oshkosh Convention and Visitors Bureau to make a visible change to our downtown when it comes to beautification and curb appeal. This grant program offers 75% reimbursement for up to $1000 toward flower pots and flowers and/or hanging a projecting sign from your property.

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Beautification Grant Program

This program established through the Downtown BID is a 50/50 matching grant program that offers 50% reimbursement of up to $1000 toward a project that improves the exterior facade – from painting and new windows to signage and more.

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*The Blade Sign and Flower Pot Grant Program and Beautification Grant Program may be used simultaneously.