Facade Improvement Program

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The West Broadway Facade Improvement Program aims to revitalize and sustain the West Broadway Corridor and Northside neighborhood business districts by providing matching grants to businesses and property owners to improve the appearance of their storefront. Up to $7,500 is available for individual properties.

Funds for 2014 will be available in April; to be added to a notification list for future grants, please e-mail carla@westbroadway.org.

Randy Lane & Sons Plumbing and Heating, Before and After

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Fix up your building!  Contact Erin at 612.353.5178 or erin@westbroadway.org for information about current grant opportunities!  See below for additional program details.

Program Information

West Broadway Arts Facade Improvement Program

The West Broadway Business and Area Coalition (WBC) was awarded grants from the McKnight Foundation to provide matching funds to enhance properties along the West Broadway Corridor with artist-designed façade improvements. These improvements are intended to create a place that is both distinctive and inviting. Bright colors, unique three-dimensional shapes and the use of historic contemporary expressive language are proposed to be threads of design connectivity in an environment infused with artist designed elements. Our hope is for West Broadway to ultimately be branded as an “Arts Street.”


The primary objective of the West Broadway Arts Façade Improvement program is to infuse art into the increasingly dynamic visual environment of West Broadway. Secondary objectives include providing an additional incentive for businesses and property owners to improve their building facades and creating opportunities for local artists to impact their own community.


Any existing business (with property owner’s approval) and/or commercial building owner whose building are located on West Broadway between 26th Avenue to the west and the River to the east and the one block contiguous (East and West) to West Broadway are eligible to apply.

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