The goal of the Transcona BIZ Storefront Improvement Program (SIP) is to provide an incentive to existing business and property owners in the Transcona BIZ Zone to improve the external appearance of their storefront exteriors, within a set of design guidelines.
The objective of the Transcona BIZ Storefront Improvement Program is to enhance the commercial viability of the Transcona BIZ Zone by renovating the storefront exteriors of businesses in the Transcona BIZ area.
How it works:
The BIZ shall provide an incentive to BIZ members within the BIZ boundaries to renovate the frontal exteriors to their businesses in the form of a matching grant. Maximum BIZ contribution will be $5,000.00 for frontage exteriors offered to business and property owners within the BIZ zone. Sweat equity will not be eligible for reimbursement. The 2015 SIP will include the entire membership. The program will work to continue momentum in the downtown area with 50% of funding allotted to the PDO and 50% of funding allotted to businesses outside of the Plan Development Overlay boundaries within the BIZ zone
The 2016 SIP Program will be announced in the new year.
But feel free to call us if you have questions or are planning a renovation - we can help you prepare for the application process!