Facade Improvement Program

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Overview

The Façade Improvement Program assists property and business owners within the Town Center Area Plan boundary to undertake storefront or building front improvements. These can range from minor repairs and painting to substantial façade renovations on buildings used for commercial or office purposes.

The intent is to increase the attractiveness of downtown, increase patronage of downtown businesses and  attract more private investment in the Town Center area.

How the Program Works

Approved property owners or tenants who improve the exteriors of existing businesses may seek reimbursement for half the cost, depending on the amount.

Reimbursement would be through deferred loans the Town would provide using federal grants. Under certain conditions, the loans could be forgiven after three years.

More details – Who can apply for reimbursement, how to apply, eligible improvements, etc.,

Application for assistance

Goals

  • Encourage well-designed improvements 
  • Restore significant architectural elements of the structure 
  • Coordinate the important features of a commercial or office storefront into a more visually attractive package

The program will be funded through the Town’s Community Development Block Grant and administered by the Planning Department. This is a multi year grant to promote economic development and provides incentives for more private investment downtown.

Contact

William A. Hartye
Planner
Town of Cary
316 N. Academy St.
Cary, NC 27513
(919) 380-5991
will.hartye@townofcary.org 

Philip Smith
Planning Manager
Town of Cary Planning Department
(919) 469-4029
philip.smith@townofcary.org

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