Norfolk County has approved Thu and Emilia Nguyen for the Building Façade Improvement Program incentive in the Community Improvement Plan (CIP).
The property owners will receive an interest free loan of up to $2,688 and a grant of up to $2,688 for improvements to their building located at 17 Robinson Street in Simcoe. Improvements include removal and replacement of existing stucco.
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.