Type of Program:
The Facade Improvement Grant Program provides a grant to property owners who rehabilitate and improve the facades (including signs) of buildings within the Central Area Community Improvement Project Area. Facades may include rear facing facades that have high public visibility.
Comments on Funding:
Funding is a grant of 50% of the cost of eligible work up to $15,000 per property address with one facade.
An additional grant of up to $15,000 may be issued for buildings on corner lots where facade improvements are proposed on both street facing facades.
The upset limit for a property with more than one municipal address, facade, owner or tenant, is $30,000.
When It Ends:
arrange a pre-application meeting with Municipal Staff in order to determine program eligibility;
complete and submit an application form and ensure that their application includes the required supporting documentation, if authorized to apply for a grant.
Applications and supporting documentation are reviewed by staff to ensure that they meet all of the eligibility requirements. If the application does not meet the eligibility requirements, applicants will be notified in writing.
Staff may request clarification or additional supporting documentation.
Staff will perform an initial site visit and inspection of the property, if necessary.
If the application is approved by Council, the Grant Agreement is then executed by the City. A copy of the executed agreement(s) is then returned to the applicants for their records.
Applicants must submit:
- 1copies of paid invoices;
- 2"after" picture(s) of completed works;
- 3proof of payment in full to contractors.
Other Things to Note:
No deadline found. The 2017 Central Area Community Improvement Plan mentions the same programs as the 2021 Central Area Community Improvement Plan and usually these are programs that stretch over years.