Facade Program

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Available City-Wide

Eligible Structures: All City-wide viable buildings with an existing or proposed commercial occupation.

Eligible Activities: Facade funds can be used for exterior facade improvements and ADA exterior accessibility requirements. Possible eligible activities include:

  • awnings
  • painting
  • shutters
  • signage
  • stucco
  • brick pavers (front)
  • decorative dumpster enclosures
  • window boxes

Façade improvements that include murals and/or decorative applications will be reviewed by the City of Dunedin’s Art and Culture Advisory Board in compliance with the City’s Redevelopment Agency’s established design standards. Adult businesses are not eligible.

Eligible Applicant: A person or corporation having ownership or leasehold rights in an eligible building or site. Leasehold applicants are required to obtain approval from the owner.

Program Requirements:

  1. The property must not have any outstanding liens or Code Enforcement violations.
  2. The Pinellas County Property Appraisers Office must show that property taxes are paid up-to-date.
  3. All work must meet applicable City of Dunedin Code and be performed by a licensed contractor.
  4. All applicable permits must be obtained.
  5. Work needs to commence within 3 months of City Grant approval.

Program Funding: Funds are available on a first-come, first-serve basis to program participants. Eligible applicants may receive a reimbursement grant equivalent to fifty percent (50%) of the cost of building improvements up to a maximum of five thousand dollars ($5,000.00) with a minimum  of five hundred dollars ($500.00). Those buildings abutting two public rights-of-way and/or located on a corner having two sides facing a right-of-way are considered to have two facades, and may qualify for up to ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) in matching funds. There is a limit of three (3) matching façade grants per owner within a single retail center. Applicant’s matching dollars may consist of costs they incur improving the exterior of the site, i.e., landscaping, even if it is not related to the façade, but must be contracted for and completed simultaneously with the façade. 

ADA Accessibility Improvements: Applicants may be eligible for up to an additional one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) in grant funds with no match required for exterior work needed for compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility requirements. This work must be done in conjunction with and during the time of the façade improvements.

Payments: The City of Dunedin’s Economic Development Department/CRA will provide funds for these programs on a reimbursement basis after receipt of all supporting documentation, including proof of payment (copy of cancelled checks, etc.) for all improvements. Reimbursement is issued after the successful completion of a qualified project. 

CLICK LINKS BELOW FOR PROGRAM GUIDELINES

 Facade Grants Guidelines 10.2019

Facade Brochure 10.2019

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For more program information please contact: 
Trevor Davis at (727)298-3201 or Danny Craig at (727)298-3197

Applications can be delivered to 737 Louden Avenue, 2nd Floor, Dunedin, FL 34698
or mailed to the Economic Development/CRA Department at PO Box 1348, Dunedin, FL 34697