Around Town: Grant applications to revitalize Campbell River downtown storefronts
For a third year, the City is providing a façade improvement program to help revitalize and attract more people and businesses to the downtown core. This program will provide grants for property owners to refresh the look of buildings with storefront improvements. Grants of up to 50 per cent of eligible project costs – to a $10,000 maximum – are available for commercial storefronts, restaurants, and offices located within a special revitalization area of downtown Campbell River.
Grant applications will be accepted starting April 4, and the program will continue to be open while funds remain.
Applications will be reviewed by a committee consisting of members of the Chamber of Commerce, Campbell River Arts Council, the City’s Advisory Planning and Environment and Community Services, Recreation and Culture commissions and City staff. The City has a pattern book available for applicants with visual examples of the types of façade improvements the program supports. City staff will be working with applicants to provide advice on how best to make their project fit with the program guidelines.
Application packages are available at City Hall or online at www.campbellriver.ca. Go to Planning, Building & Development/ Downtown Revitalization/ Façade Improvement. For questions, detailed information, or to discuss a project’s eligibility, please contact the Community Planning and Development Services Department at 250.286.5725 or email email@example.com.
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