Facade Improvement Program

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Facade Improvement Program

This program is currently unfunded. Stay tuned for more updates. 

Program Goal and Description

The Façade Improvement Program was created by the Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation to help strengthen the revitalization of the Walnut Hills Business District (the targeted area). The Program will serve as a pilot program for the revitalization effort of storefronts in Walnut Hills, with plans to expand the program afterwards. The Program will offer grant funds to property and business owners to be matched by their equal or greater investment of private funds for the purpose of restoring/renovating commercial storefronts and replacing deteriorated or poor quality commercial signs and awnings. A Program Committee will evaluate applications to determine eligibility and, based on a set of criteria (listed below), make grant awards to those proposed projects that are determined will have the greatest impact on enhancing the targeted area.

Specific Objectives in Targeted Area

> Enhance the appearance of the current storefront facades
> Reduce vacancies in storefronts and upper floors
> Expand worker, resident, and shopper populations in the Business District
> Strengthen or restore the original character of historic buildings
> Provide a catalyst for others to improve their buildings, signs, and awnings

Click here to download the Facade Improvement Program application. Once completed, please forward to joe@walnuthillsrf.org or call our office at (513) 593-9473 and ask for Real Estate Development Officer Joe Sandmann.

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