6/30/2012: The pilot Facade Improvement Program has ended! Thank you to all of the downtown business and building owners who participated in the program and updated or improved their buildng facades. You can view completed projects here or at the bottom of the page.
The City's pilot Facade Improvement Program was established in May 2011, and was jointly funded by the City and Metro. There is $50,000 in matching funds available for improvements to downtown building facades. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis; all applications submitted by the second Wednesday of each month will be reviewed at that month's Design and Landmarks Committee meeting, which is held on the first Monday of each month.
The purpose of the program is to encourage and fund high-quality facade improvement projects that enhance the pedestrian experience and make downtown Milwaukie a more attractive, pleasant, and vibrant place.
Areas of Eligibility
Downtown zones, east of McLoughlin Blvd. The map of eligible areas is available here.
Property owners and lessees. Applicant must not have any outstanding debts to the City, unpaid property tax, or unresolved Code Enforcement issues.
Why Should I Participate?
With only a small investment, you can greatly enhance your building. Facade improvements can:
Program details are available here.
This program is funded in partnership with Metro.
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