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Providing matching grants to cover a portion of renovation costs to commercial storefronts.

The Facade Improvement Program encourages commercial building owners to invest in facade renovations and storefront improvements. The program provides matching grants to cover a portion of renovation costs.

Grants cover up to 50% of renovation costs, to a maximum of $30,000 per building facade. Corner buildings may be eligible for up to $60,000.

Benefits of the program include increased business exposure, more attractive streets, more inviting places to walk and shop, better first impressions for businesses, enhanced property values, and improved marketability of the local business area.

Applications are reviewed by the Project Review Committee several times a year.  The next application submission deadline is April 18, 2018.

Program Goals

This program is intended to:

  • Make city streets more inviting and create more interesting places to walk and shop
  • Help building owners attract and retain tenants
  • Build civic pride among the local business community
  • Contribute to the quality of life of residents, workers and visitors
  • Improve the marketability of the local business area
  • Help businesses make a better first impression, showcase merchandise and services, and attract new customers

Available Grants

Matching grants may be available to property owners in Business Improvement Areas and other approved areas.

  • A reimbursement grant up to 50% of eligible construction costs to a maximum amount of $30,000 per building façade.
  • A reimbursement grant up to 50% of eligible construction costs to a maximum amount of $60,000 on a corner building. The corner building must have at least two façades next to and facing a public road right-of-way, and the improvements must significantly enhance the pedestrian street view on each façade.

How to Apply

The Project Review Committee meets several times a year to review applications. February 15, 2018 is the next submission deadline. The following materials provide more information about the program and how to apply.

Project Gallery

Before and after photos of previous projects.

For More Information

Yvonne Pronovost

City of Edmonton
Edmonton Tower, 10111-104 Avenue

Title Principal Planner
Telephone

780-496-6196

Email yvonne.pronovost@edmonton.ca

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