Tenant Improvement Program

Funding to Assist Property and Business Owners

The Tenant Improvement Program offers architectural design services and construction matching grants to help improve food and drink-based businesses. Business and property owners located in Old Town (see map on application, links below) are eligible for matching grants towards interior improvements. Two grants are available:

Design Grant

A city contracted architect is available to help prospective applicants develop a concept and create a scope of work that can be sent to contractors to obtain bids.

Improvement Grant

A matching grant to assist with commercial building exterior improvements.

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Storefront Improvement

This program is designed similar to the Tenant Improvement program with a focus on the exterior. Find out more about the Storefront Improvement Program.

The Process

Design Services Grant

Step 1: Contact city staff to determine eligibility.
Step 2: Complete and submit the Program Application.
Step 3: If approved, begin working with city-contracted architect.

Improvement Grant

Step 1: Contact city staff to determine eligibility.
Step 2: Identify scope of work and obtain bids as needed.            NOTE: City will require at least three competitive bids for project elements over $5,000, only one is required at time of application.
Step 3: Complete and submit the Program Application.
Step 4: Letter of Commitment issued at application approval.
Step 5: Submit city Design Review, Sign Permit, or other applications as needed.
Step 6: After all permits approved, construction may begin.
Step 7: Submit paid receipts to city for reimbursement at completion of work.