Facade Program

Palmetto Bay façade Improvement Grant Specifics

Eligible Improvements

The program provides financial assistance for the following external “facelift” improvements:

  • Siding/Stucco
  • Walls/Fencing/Railings *
  • ADA improvements *
  • Pedestrian amenities *
  • Windows/Doors *
  • Awnings/Canopies *
  • Lighting
  • Painting (no Building permit required)
  • Signage
  • Detached monument signs (Planning/Zoning review required)
  • Sidewalks/Surface Parking * (Public Works permit required)
  • Landscape/Xeriscape

* May require Miami-Dade Fire & other outside agency review/ Applicant is responsible for all permits required*

Please note that a grant application should not be considered an application for a building permit. For more info, please visit the Building Department.

Conditions for automatic disqualification

  • Businesses that relocate out of the district during the process.
  • Must not have delinquent loan (s) and/or unresolved liens.
  • Must not have an active violation from the Village for the work to be funded by the grant.
  • Construction must not have begun on the work to be funded by the grant.
  • Applications submitted before or after the advertised grant cycle will not be eligible.

Application Requirements

All businesses must be located in Palmetto Bay and provide the following:

  • Submit one completed original application with all requested documentation.
  • Include three estimates for the improvement. (One must be from a Palmetto Bay registered contractor)
  • Provide proof that the business has been operating for the past 1 year, (example: License, State Corporations, Sales Tax, or utility bill.) Proof must be in business’ name (include copy only).
  • Must submit a current Local Business Tax receipt.
  • Must submit printed copy of your active State of Florida Corporation Or Fictitious Name if business is incorporated (sunbiz.org).
  • Must submit picture of the façade of the business location.
  • Must submit renderings of the proposed façade improvement project.
  • Must provide copy of picture ID (driver’s license, Florida ID, or Immigration card) of owner.
  • A physical address is required. No P.O Box as mailing address allowed.

APPROVAL PROCESS

  1. A pre-application meeting with the staff liaison is required. Please contact Maria Pineda at   MPineda@palmettobay-fl.gov or Morelia Rodriguez at MRodriguez@palmettobay-fl.gov
  2. This grant application shall be submitted during the application cycle, before deadline, to the Community and Economic Development Office along with all required documentation including project plans and three (3) quotes outlining specific job scope.
  3. Application will be reviewed by the Economic Development division and scored by a committee appointed by the Village Manager (Palmetto Bay Economic Task Force).
  4. Additional submittal documents may be requested upon review of this application.
  5. Applicant will be informed of the approval or denial of this application in writing.
  6. If the application is approved, the applicant must then obtain all applicable building permits and approval from Building Department and authorities having jurisdiction, as well as pay applicable fees.
  7. Applicants must submit a Final Payment Request including façade improvement project expenditures, applicable building permits and proof of final inspection to the Economic Development division for reimbursement.
  8. The grant funds will be issued upon completion of the approved improvements as stipulated in the grant agreement, pending approval of the final inspection by the Building Department and authorization by the Village Manager.


façade Improvement Grant Application



 
Name and Type of Business                                                                                         Date________________







 
Business Information (Street address and Phone Number)







 
Property Owner Name and Contact (Address, Phone, Email)







 


 
Property Folio Number                                                                                  Permit Number



Total Project Cost (attach a project itemized breakdown)


General description of proposed improvement:

        Siding/Stucco

        Walls/Fencing/Railings

        ADA improvements

        Pedestrian amenities

        Windows/Doors

        Awnings/Canopies

        Lighting

        Painting and Façade Improvements

        Signage

        Detached monument signs

        Sidewalks/Surface Parking  

        Landscape/Xeriscape

        Other







 
Additional Details





Application must be accompanied by three (3) quotes, (1) must be from a registered village contractor outlining specific job scope.

This is matching grant up to $2,500 value per business.

Signature of Property Owner_________________________________________________________


Print Name of Property Owner________________________________________________________


Date____________________________


RESOLUTION 2019-_____

A RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR AND VILLAGE COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF PALMETTO BAY, FLORIDA, RELATING TO THE FAÇADE IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM; PROVIDING FOR IMPLEMENTATION; PROVIDING FOR SERABILITY, AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (Sponsored by Administration and Councilman Patrick Fiore)

          WHEREAS, The Village of Palmetto Bay Façade Improvement Grant Program offers assistance to qualified businesses and commercial properties along the US1corridor in Palmetto Bay in order to stimulate and incentivize private sector investment, beautification, economic growth and job creation and job retention in the Village; and

WHEREAS, the Grant will assists in improving the appearance of the building facades within the Village’s business district; and

          WHEREAS, all Grant funding is provided as a competitive reimbursement process; and

WHEREAS, all applicable businesses will be completing an application and must adhere and comply with the Palmetto Bay Façade Program Specifics (attachment A) in order to qualify; and

WHEREAS, reimbursement up to 50% of the façade improvement costs, up to $2,500 per property for façade improvements and applicable to visible buildings outside of the DUV situated along US1 major thoroughfare and program is available for large or small types of business structures and commercial properties, and;

WHEREAS, grant applications will be accepted by the Community and Economic Development office and reviewed by the Palmetto Bay Economic Task Force whose recommendations will be brought to the City Council meeting for approval.

Section 1.  The Village Manager is hereby authorized to execute and implement the Palmetto Bay Façade Improvement Program

 

Section 2.   This Resolution shall take effect immediately upon its adoption.

PASSED and ADOPTED this 4th day of February, 2019.

Attest: 

Attest:  ______________________                  _____________________                Missy Arocha                                            Karyn Cunningham

   Village Clerk                                          Mayor

APPROVED AS TO FORM AND LEGAL SUFFICIENCY FOR THE USE

AND RELIANCE OF THE VILLAGE OF PALMETTO BAY, FLORIDA ONLY:

_________________________

Dexter W. Lehtinen

Village Attorney

FINAL VOTE AT ADOPTION:

Council Member Patrick Fiore                           ____

Council Member David Singer                           ____

Council Member Marsha Matson                      ____

Vice-Mayor John DuBois                                   ____

Mayor Karyn Cunningham                                 ____