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Broadway Beautiful 2.0



Friday, November 11, 2022 - At this time, West Broadway Business and Area Coalition has decided to put a hold on all incoming Broadway Beautiful applications until 2023 due to potential BLRT building impacts on the corridor.

West Broadway Business and Area Coalition Broadway Beautiful 2.0 program will provide facade, safety, and interior improvements for businesses. This Broadway Beautiful 2.0 program is designed to support business and property owners improve their spaces, while promoting overall beautification and revitalization after the impact of COVID and social unrest 



  • Must have a business or property on West Broadway or surrounding areas (Near North; 55411; Priority is given to businesses on West Broadway Corridor 



  • Have a current bid for the improvement needed.

  • Manage all project work. 

  • Payments will be made directly to the contractor (50% up front; 50% upon completion of all work). 

  • If the applicant is not the property owner, they must have the property owners’ written approval. 

  • Contractor must sign a lien waiver upon completion of the project.

  • Provide before and after photos.


Eligible Improvements

  • Exterior and Interior painting, re-siding, or professional cleaning

  • Restoration of exterior finishes and materials 

  • Masonry repairs and tuck pointing 

  • Removal of architecturally inappropriate or incompatible exterior finishes and materials 

  • Restoration of architectural details or removal of materials that cover architectural details 

  • Repair or replacement of windows and doors (if replacement, windows and doors must be architecturally appropriate) 

  • Window and cornice flashing and repair 

  • Canopy or awning installation or repair 

  • Murals 

  • Installation or repair of exterior signage

  • Display fixtures 

  • Removal of barriers to access the building from outside for people with disabilities 

  • Exterior lighting 

  • Contracted labor related to any of the above improvements, including design work for projects that are completed 

  • Wall, window, hanging, and monument signs advertising the business name and identity 

  • Living wall or “green façade” Interior window displays

  • Security systems (including metal roll down gates, window bars and cameras) 

  • Trash removal 

  • Fencing 

  • Landscaping 

  • Parking areas

  • Multiple improvement projects, not to exceed the maximum grant amount per business or storefront 



  • Application 

  • Property Owner Written Agreement Form 

  • Contractor Lien Waiver - Lien Waiver.doc


Budget & Funding

  • Projected program budget: $750,000 

  • Business will be able to apply up to $40,000 in funding for their project 

Description & Eligibility

Application Start Date: May, 12th 2022
Application Deadline: While funding is available. 

Grant Size: Average Grant Size - $40,000

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