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The purpose of the Commercial Façade Building Materials Grant Program is to enhance and revitalize the aesthetics of Green Bay’s commercial districts by providing a financial incentive for businesses to invest in their property. The Program aims to address deteriorating property conditions and encourage enhancements to the property as viewed from the public right of way as a means to generate economic development for Green Bay’s business districts. The amount of grant dollars awarded are determined on a case-by-case basis, depending on the amount of funds available and the project's overall impact.
Any commercial building owner or tenant (business owner) with lease authority and approval of the owner may apply for Facade Grant funds. The commercial building must be located within a Facade Grant Eligible Area. Please contact the City's Department of Community & Economic Development to determine if your property is located within an eligible area.
Project must satisfy a National Objective for Community Development Block Grant Funding as defined by Housing and Urban Development (HUD) (either job creation or blight elimination). Owner cannot be delinquent on any current City charges, taxes, or assessments or have defaulted on any previous city assistance.
Eligible improvements include:
The following improvements are not eligible for the program:
All projects must be reviewed and receive approval by the Design Review Team and the Redevelopment Authority prior to allocation of any funds. Proposed building materials shall be especially durable, be of higher quality, and compliment the aesthetics of the surrounding neighborhood or district.
All projects receiving Commercial Facade Grant dollars must comply with the following requirements:
Contact the Community & Economic Development Department for more information:100 N Jefferson StreetRoom 608Green Bay, WI 54301Phone: 920 448 3400