The following incentives are only applicable within the Historic Northwest target area of the Downtown/City Center CRA District.
Northwest Beautification Façade and Exterior Improvement Program
This grant provides 90% of a façade project up to $7,500 for smaller project improvements such as exterior paint, landscaping, awnings, lighting and signage.
Contributing Structure Rehabilitation Grant Program
This grant provides 85% of a contributing structure rehabilitation project up to $75,000 in the historic Northwest district.
Merchant Assistance Program
The Program is available to restaurant and retail businesses that have been located in the Northwest Target Area for three (3) years or more. The CRA will provide a grant of up to $15,000 per business inclusive of a consultant’s time for training and for minor aesthetic improvements to the interior of a business.
Paint, Plant and Pave Program
This program seeks to promote the improvement of single-family, homesteaded residential properties in the Historic Northwest. Approximately $20,000 per property incentive may be available for exterior and interior improvements. The improvements may include exterior painting, driveway repair, landscaping or irrigation.
Light Up the Northwest
This program provides solar, motion detected security lighting (up to 2 per residence) for single family and multi-family homes within the Historic Northwest District.
Beautify Northwest Program
This program is an opportunity for businesses located in the Historic Northwest District to request assistance with minor cosmetic improvements such as painting, lighting, and signage. The CRA will provide funding in an amount not to exceed qualifying project costs up to $3,500.
Northwest Parking Lot Beautification Program
This program seeks to assist future business development and recruitment. The goal is to work with private property owners that currently have surface parking lots, and to improve those lots in exchange for permission to allow public parking on the Tamarind Avenue and Rosemary Avenue commercial corridors. Improvements may include landscaping, irrigation, lighting, paving and striping as required by the City of West Palm Beach code.
Grand Opening Assistance
The CRA will assist in coordinating and publicizing grand opening events and fund up to $500 of qualifying expenses.
For more information on these CRA Incentive programs, contact Genia Baker at (561) 822-1437 or via email.