A Site Appearance Grant is intended for aesthetic improvements to land that will enhance the attractiveness, functionality, or business appeal of property. This grant category is intended to leverage the positive impact that appearance improvements can have on the individual property and surrounding area. While such a goal is highly subjective, eligible projects will be selected based upon a clear demonstration of adding curb appeal and aesthetic value to the public-facing portion of the property.
Eligible project elements may include, but are not limited to the following examples:
Streetscape enhancements visible from the public right-of-way
Installation of landscape planters, greenspace, or other decorative vegetation
Foundation, parking lot and perimeter landscaping visible from the public right-of-way
Installation or replacement of sidewalks, brick pavers or other public access surface areas
Replacement of pole, monument, or ground signs
Parking lot expansion or improvements
Installation of screened refuse or recycling enclosures
Other innovative project ideas that demonstrate the ability to create a more attractive and appealing commercial environment
Grants are based upon reimbursement of actual costs following project completion and documentation of expenses.
Grants may fund up to 50% of approved project costs, not-to-exceed $2,500 grant funding.
Written agreement must be executed prior to starting any work related to requested funds.
Projects must be started within 90 days of grant approval and completed within 180 days.