DBA To Extend Façade and Shopfront Program
Posted: Thursday, April 19th 2012
The DBA’s façade and shopfront improvement program has been extended for another year. The project was initiated in 2011, and in this time was a huge success, seeing approximately 90% of the $30 000 allocated to the program being claimed in 2011.
The program encourages commercial building owners and business operators to invest in facade renovations and storefront upgrades by providing grants to cover a portion of renovation costs. Matching funding up to a maximum of $5000 per façade can be available for approved upgrade projects.
It is our hope that the grants will provide an incentive to complete building upgrades which create a more interesting and appealing environment, attracting people and business to the area. We know that curb appeal is an important factor in making downtowns a more interesting place to walk and shop, and the façade and shop front program will help to continue to beautify the downtown.