Information for Commercial Facade Program

The Commercial – Industrial Façade and Property Improvement Program provide funding to commercial and industrial property owners to redesign, renovate or restore commercial or industrial building façades.

Please note: Program is currently closed.

 

Program Benefits

Improving the appearance of a building’s façade improves neighborhood streetscapes and provides a more welcoming environment for the public to work, shop and live.

 

 

Funding

Eligible improvements include, but are not limited to brick cleaning, restoration, wheelchair accessibility, doors, signage, windows, lighting and masonry.

Half of the cost of eligible improvements to commercial or industrial building façades is covered and will be based on the lowest contractor estimate submitted with the application. The minimum grant funding is $2,500 for $5,000 worth of improvements, with a maximum of $12,500 for $25,000 worth of improvements.  Bonus funding up to $2,500 is available for $5,000 worth of accessibility improvements which meet AODA design standards.

 

Eligibility

  • Applicant must be the property owner or have the permission of the property owner
  • Building and property must be located in a Business Improvement Area (BIA)
  • Applicant must not owe outstanding taxes to the City
  • Applicant must not start your improvement project before the funding application is approved
  • Applicant must not have received the maximum façade improvement funding for your property in previous years

 

 

Application

Contact Michael Saunders at the City’s BIA Office to determine eligibility and request an application form.

Please note: Program is currently closed.