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Business Façade Improvement Program

What’s New?

To apply, businesses or building owners need to complete the expression of interest application form. Construction must be completed by the end of 2019. To support businesses or building owners who require a loan to participate, Community Futures Powell River is also offering a loan program with competitive terms for businesses that qualify.

Background

City of Powell River and Community Futures Powell River have teamed up on the city’s first Business Façade Improvement Program. The program offers a one-time matching grant, preferred lending, and design services for up to 10 eligible businesses on Marine Avenue between Wharf Street and Alberni Street.

Powell River Community Futures have accepted expressions of interest from businesses to participate in the program and are selecting 10 eligible businesses to work with in 2018 on designs to improve their building façades.

The program is intended to improve the physical appearance of businesses along Marine Avenue from Wharf Street to Alberni Street. Eligible applications will propose improvements to the parts of commercial buildings that face the street. Examples of improvements include outside lighting, awnings, doors, windows, architectural elements, paint, siding, moulding, and trim. The program does not include murals, landscaping and outdoor furniture, interior improvements, or routine maintenance and structural repairs.

The program includes a 50% matching grant of up to $2,500 per building or project, or up to $5,000 if your building is on a street corner.

Download the Program Brief to learn more!