City of KnoxvilleContact Us
I Want To...
Download Permits & Forms »
Find City Court Info »
Find Next Brush Pickup Date »
Report Traffic Issue »
Retrieve Impounded Vehicle »
Pre-Order Your Rain Barrel at a Discounted Price »
Renovated Fort Kid on the Way »
White House Advisers Visit Knoxville, Focus on Climate Preparedness and Resilience »
Dawn Distler Named Knoxville Director of Transit »
Fitch Affirms Knoxville's AAA Rating for Bonds »
Downtown Recycling Center Relocating to Willow Avenue »
New Downtown Signs to Help Navigation, Reduce Visual Clutter »
Mobile Food Vendor Pilot Program Details Announced »
Civil Rights Act Anniversary »
Concerts on Market Square Start May 1 »
Cumberland Connection Blog »
Engineering Department Project Blog »
Like the City on Facebook® »
Follow the City on Twitter »
View Press Releases »
Click Here for Printer Friendly Version
City of Knoxville, Tennessee
Madeline Rogero, Mayor

For Immediate Release
Fašade Improvement Program Launched
Facade Improvement Description [PDF]
Facade Improvement Application [PDF]
Community Development
March 1, 2005 - Owners of commercial properties in five Knoxville business districts may apply for financial assistance to renovate street-facing exteriors under a new program announced today by Mayor Bill Haslam.

The $1.25 million grant program is designed to better the appearance of building facades, which can improve the economic viability of these areas and help increase property values.

The funding comes from U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Affairs grants and is administered by the City of Knoxville.

Roughly $900,000 in Empowerment Zone funding is available in the form of five-year forgivable loans for properties around Central Avenue and Broadway. Another $350,000 is targeted for Burlington, Five Points, Jackson Avenue and Mechanicsville.

"This program will serve as an incentive for property owners to make investments in their buildings, which will improve the marketability of space within the buildings and draw new business and residents to these areas," Mayor Haslam said.

Grants are available for $20 per square foot of improved fašade, with a maximum of $50,000 per building. Applicants must provide a match equal to or greater than 20 percent of the amount awarded. The financial assistance is available on reimbursement basis following completion of the project.

Eligible work includes masonry and cornice repair; storefront reconstruction; exterior painting and stucco; and other renovations.

For more information about the program, visit www.cityofknoxville.org or contact the City's Community Development Division at 865-215-2120.
For Immediate Release
Add to Favorites
Adobe PDF Reader
Email Page
Font Smaller
Font Normal
Font Larger
Get Directions
Make Home Page
Print Page
Search A to Z List
Site Map
Traduzca en Español
Translate to More Languages
Dial 3-1-1 For City Services
311. One Number. One Call.
Click Here for Brush Pickup Schedule
City Departments
Communications »
Community Development »
Community Relations »
Engineering »
Finance Dept. »
Fire Dept. »
Law Dept. »
Mayor's Office »
Parks & Recreation »
Plans Review/Inspections »
Police Dept. »
Policy & Redevelopment »
Public Service »
Special Events »
Sustainability »
List of All Depts. »
Phone List »