Downtown Facade Improvement Plan

About the Program


Are you a downtown business owner? Are you hoping to boost your storefront’s image, but unsure about how to proceed or lacking the extra cash to do so? The City is partnering with the Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers (MCCD), the Economic Development Authority, and the North Saint Paul Business Association to sponsor a Façade Improvement Program for businesses in the Downtown B2 Zoning District.


Quick Facts


Here are some quick facts about the program:
  • Loan Amount: $1,000 - $15,000
  • Forgivable Loan/Grant: 20% is forgivable
  • Owner Equity: 20% of project amount
  • Loan Term: Up to 5 years

Eligible Uses


  • Awnings
  • Front / rear building facade
  • Landscaping
  • Lighting
  • Restoration (paint, cleaning, siding)
  • Signage
  • Windows / doors

Loan Documents:


Deadline


  • Continuous