Maple Ridge facade improvements to be considered

Deadline of next Saturday for funding of beautification projects

Business owners wanting to improve the look of their buildings have a looming deadline for grant funding.

The deadline of April 10 has been extended until next Saturday, April 14 to apply.

Are you wanting to spruce up your building and business facade with the addition of some decorative details?

Hankering for a fresh coat of paint on your building?

Pining for updated signage, awnings, lighting?

Not sure how to pay for any of this yourself in today’s tough economic times?

The Facade Improvement Program is a collaboration between the Downtown Maple Business Improvement Association and the City of Maple Ridge, provides grants to property and business owners in Downtown Maple Ridge to renovate, restore or redesign their commercial building facades and storefronts.

Last year 12 businesses took advantage of the program, and received combined total funding of $50,000. Awards ranged from as small as $430 for replacing signage to $16,000 for painting and signage of the entire exterior of a building.

The purpose of this program is to continue the revitalization of the downtown core by improving the physical appearance of the buildings and therefore making downtown a more inviting and interesting place to shop, walk, live and play.

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