City of Surrey Facade Enhancement Program

Are you planning to upgrade the facade of your business this year? Check this out!

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.

See Program Overview and Guidelines for more information. See the Facade Enhancement Application Form.

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

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

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 2013/2014

  • Property that is located along King George Blvd between 107 Ave and Bentley Road, fronting King George Blvd.
  • The property is used for business purposes including not-for-profit businesses
  • Improvements to building facade on the property’s frontage (along King George Blvd)

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 requirements

  • Completed Facade Enhancement Program Application form
  • Before photo of your storefront
  • Sketch/rendering of the proposed enhancements
  • A signed letter from the owner of the property permitting the applicant (if not the owner) to participate in the program

Application process

  • reviewed on a case by case basis
  • no deadline for application, applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis
  • applicant submits application to beautification@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

HOW TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION

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

Shira Standfield
Civic Beautification Planner
14245 56th Ave, Surrey, BC, V3X 3A2
Email: Beautification@surrey.ca
Phone: 504.598.5780 Fax: 604.598.5781

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