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Facade Enhancement Grants

The City of Surrey's Facade Enhancement Grant program will provide a grant matching up to 30% of the eligible costs to a maximum of $3,000 to commercial property owners who want to improve their storefront facades.

Download the Facade Enhancement Application Form

Benefits to business include:

  • Attracting customers
  • Improving the marketability of the area
  • Making city streets a more inviting and interesting place to walk and shop
  • Building civic pride within the local business community
  • Contributing to the quality of life of residents, employees and visitors in Surrey

Curious if your project would apply? Describe it for us briefly in an email to Neighbourhoodteam@surrey.ca and we will contact you shortly.

Eligibility

Eligible enhancements include:

  • Restoration of exterior finishes/and or repainting of exterior facades
  • Repair and/or replacement of frontage windows and doors
  • Exterior lighting
  • Repair or replacement of signs and other fixtures
  • Installation or repair of awnings
  • Addition of patio areas and permanent landscape features
  • Improvement of wheelchair access
  • Repair or restoration of facade masonry, brickwork or wood
  • Enhancement and removal of safety bars

Eligible properties for 2017/2018

  • Focus on selected town centres- Newton, Cloverdale, Fleetwood, City Centre
  • The property is used for business purposes including not-for-profit businesses

Eligible applicants

  • Applicant must be a property owner or business owner. If the applicant is a tenant/business owner the applicant must have the approval of the property owner in writing
  • Applicant must be current on all property tax obligations
  • Business owners must have a valid Surrey Business License

Application

Application requirements are as follows:

  • Completed Facade Enhancement Program Application form
  • Before photo of your storefront
  • Sketch of the proposed enhancements
  • Copy of quote from contractor for enhancement work
  • A signed letter from the owner of the property permitting the applicant (if not the owner)

Application process

  • Reviewed on a case by case basis
  • No deadline for application, applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis
  • Applicant submits application to neighbourhoodteam@surrey.ca
  • Subject to approval by a Project Review Committee and City Council
  • Subject to availability of funding

Reimbursement

  • Funded projects should be completed within one year of Council approval
  • Applicants must provide proof of payment (receipts, paid invoices) for all eligible enhancements within 30 days of project completion
  • Project costs are subject to audit by the City

Please email, mail or fax the completed Facade Enhancement Program Application and application requirements to neighbourhoodteam@surrey.ca

Contact

Neighbourhood Enhancement Planner
13450 104 Avenue Surrey, BC V3T 1V8

Email: Neighbourhoodteam@surrey.ca
Phone: 604.598.5780 Fax: 604.598.5781

 

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