According to CPTED principles, vacant and unmaintained buildings have been linked to increased crime, risk to public health and welfare, by creating the impression the space is not cared for. The Demolition Grant offers a 50% matching grant up to a maximum of $50,000 for the removal of a building within the Downtown Incentives Program Boundary.
To be eligible for reimbursement, no work is to be performed until a Reimbursement Agreement is entered into with the City. Work that has commenced prior to City approval is not eligible for reimbursement. Applicants are responsible for reviewing the Eligibility Criteria below prior to submitting an application.
Applicants are encouraged to meet with the Program Coordinator prior to submitting their application.
The Program Coordinator can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 780-513-5240.