Norfolk County has approved Penny Shurr for a project under the Building Façade Improvement Program of the Community Improvement Plan (CIP).
Penny Shurr will receive a grant of up to $7,500 and an interest-free loan of up to $7,500 to make improvements to the building located at 44 Norfolk Street South in Simcoe. Improvements include the removing all bricks from over the store window, checking the support beam, re-brick the front of the building and replacement of windows.
Incentives are available for architectural and design, environmental site assessment, structural improvements, building facades, agricultural building and facilities, residential conversions and rehabilitation, landscaping, signage and property improvement. Property tax increment grants are also available for larger projects.
Non-residential projects are eligible for incentives. Depending on the program, programs apply to properties in urban, hamlet, lakeshore and agricultural areas.
Community Improvement Plans help municipalities target areas in transition or in need of repair, rehabilitation and redevelopment, and stimulate private sector investment through municipal incentive-based programs.