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Facade Improvement Program

Commercial Retention & Redevelopment Program 2017-2018:

NOVEMBER 28, 2017
Facade Forgivable Loans & Grants :  West Beltline
:  Bailey Street to Brookland Circle
                                                                 Farrow Road:  Colonial Drive to West Beltline
♦  CRR Brochure
♦  Step-by-Step Guidelines
♦  Application Package Checklist
♦  Application

 

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PREVIOUS FACADE IMPROVEMENT TARGET AREAS AND SUMMARY RESULTS

Revised 8/16/2017
Two Notch Road Corridor (Phase I and Phase II)
Facade Improvement Program Projects, Investment, and Outcome




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Facade Improvement Program Overview
The City of Columbia's Facade Improvement Program aims to improve the appearance of commercial corridors throughout the city that are significantly deteriorated.  Through this forgivable loan and grant program, commercial property owners and/or business tenants are able to make improvements to the front and other exterior portions of commercial buildings that can be seen from the public right-of-way.
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Current Target Area
Farrow Road:  Colonial Drive to West Beltline
West Beltline Blvd:  Bailey St. to Brookland Circle
 

Eligible Improvements:
Windows                          Masonry Repair
Doors                               Carpentry Repair                           
Paint                                Awnings
Lighting                            Tree Planting
Signage                           Security Camera System Installation
Fencing                            Iron Bar Removal & Disposal from Windows and Doors

 

Facade Improvement Loan (Forgivable)
* Property and/or Business Operators fronting targeted portions of Farrow Rd. and West Beltline Blvd.
* No improvements to Interior Allowed
* Forgivable Loan up to a maximum of $15,000 and $20,000/per project site
* 80%-City / 20%-Applicant Project Cost Split
* Any amount above City's $15,000 or $20,000 Max, reverts to Applicant
* Proper maintenance of the improvements will be monitored for a period of two (2) years
* Can be used in conjunction with "forgivable" Commercial Loan from Office of Business Opportunities
* This program may use federal funds and contractors may be required to follow all federal regulations
 

Facade Improvement Grant
* Property and/or Business Operators fronting targeted portions of Farrow Rd. and West Beltline Blvd.
* No improvements to Interior Allowed
* Can do any combination of eligible improvement elements listed above, up to $2,000
* There is no commitment investment required from applicant
* Proper maintenance of the improvements will be monitored for a period of one (1) year
* Grant amounts are less than $2000; therefore, federal regulations will not apply. 


Columbia Facade Improvement Program Resolution R-2012-110

 

Contact Office of Business Opportunities at 803.545.3950

 
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