Facade Improvement Program

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
The Facade Improvement Program is offered through the Albany Park & Irving Park Special Service Area #60 (SSA#60), a special taxing district, whose overall purpose is to:

Support a vibrant, safe, clean, beautiful and welcoming commercial district, filled with restaurants, attractive retail and service, entertainment and cultural options that meet the needs of the local residents and attract visitors.
 
The Facade Improvement Program is designed to help property owners and tenants within the SSA#60 beautify the front of their buildings. The program provides a rebate of 50% of your costs, and the maximum rebate is $7,500 for each eligible project.
 
SERVICE AREA
The Facade Improvement Program is open to properties located within the Albany Park & Irving Park SSA#60 boundaries (PDF map link):
  • West Lawrence Avenue: Kimball Ave to North Branch Chicago River
  • West Montrose Avenue: Central Park Ave to North Branch Chicago River
  • West Irving Park Road: Spaulding Ave to Sacramento Ave
  • North Kedzie Avenue: Ainslie St to Irving Park Rd
  • North Kimball Avenue Lawrence Ave to Leland Ave
Preference will be given to projects located in areas of high foot traffic, major transit hubs, gateways and destinations to maximize impact. Preference may also be given to applicants who have not previously received funding through the program.
 
TYPE OF ASSISTANCE
Building owners, or tenants with their building owner’s approval, who plan to make at least $500 of exterior improvements, may receive a 50% rebate for the improvement, up to a maximum of $7,500 per storefront. In addition, the maximum rebate for one building is $20,000 where renovations include three or more storefronts.
 
 
More information:
Contact Duka Dabovic, SSA#60 Manager
ddabovic <at> northrivercommission.org
312-860-8543
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