Patios help to create a vibrant downtown by placing activities outside and connecting businesses to the streets. The Patio Grant provides a financial incentive for business owners to develop an outdoor patio space and encourage an increased public presence on the streets of downtown. The matching grant provides business owners with 50% of the cost, up to $5,000 for patios located 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.