Commercial Facade Improvement Program

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The Richland Commercial Facade Improvement Program was created to help local businesses improve the appearance of their buildings. Beginning in 2020, the City offers a $20,000 matching reimbursement to successful applicants to fund exterior improvements. Approved improvements include: facade facelifts, hardscape, permanent outdoor fixtures, windows, doors, lighting and other publicly visible permanent improvements.

Applicants must submit their request to the Richland Redevelopment Office for review. Each application is reviewed by the Economic Development Committee and final eligibility is determined by City Council.

Click here for the Program Guidelines

2019 Funds have been expended.

2019 Projects that were awarded funds:

  • Redevelopment of 702 The Parkway 
  • Dovetail Joint - New exterior glass door, and exterior improvements
  • Case Building - Signage, painting, exterior facade
  • Greenies - Signage and exterior paint

2018 Projects that were awarded funds: 

  • Digital Image Tri-Cities - permanent signage cabinetry and associated electrical
  • Fuse SPC - Facade and soffit redevelopment, exterior improvements
  • Emerald of Siam - Facade redevelopment, exterior improvements
  • Perfection Glass - Facade redevelopment, energy efficiency upgrades, exterior improvements
  • Frost Me Sweet - Facade redevelopment, curb appeal, permanent signage upgrades, lighting improvements, exterior improvements

FAQs

  • When do the funds have to be used by?
  • When are the funds awarded?
  • Who benefits from the Commercial Improvement Program (CIP)?
  • Who decides how the money is spent?
  • How does the program work?
  • Do the funds come from taxes?
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