The Façade Improvement Program is designed to enhance the overall appearance and image of Batavia’s Downtown Historic District. The City of Batavia will provide matching grants to encourage façade improvements of storefronts in the Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District.
Under the program building / business owners are eligible for up to 50% of the actual façade improvement costs, up to the maximum amount established by the Batavia City Council. If more applications are received than current-funding levels will allow, the city reserves the right to prioritize the applications or prorate the funds awarded on the basis of the location of the project, the extent of the work, the level of private funding, and the relative impact of the proposed improvements on the area.
Grant applications are accepted on an on-going basis. The Facade Improvement Program was updated for 2013, by approval of Resolution 13-49-R (PDF) on March 18, 2013
Questions or comments about the program can be directed to Joel Strassman in the City of Batavia Community Development Department at 630-454-2709, or via email.