Facade Improvement Grant


The City of Wayne DDA (Downtown Development Authority) is pleased to announce a new Grant Opportunity for Façade Improvements.

Businesses located within the DDA corridor, Wayne Road and Michigan Avenue, who are looking to improve the overall appearance of their location may apply for this grant and be reimbursed for up to 50% of their project costs with a maximum reimbursement of $10,000.

The purpose of the Grant is to encourage the redevelopment of deteriorated or otherwise blighted real property and to stimulate economic development in the downtown district by assisting projects which promote long-term economic growth and diversity in the downtown district.

Items covered by the grant are new windows, signage, awnings, and doors just to name a few.  View and print the Grant Application for Facade Improvements (PDF). Three written estimates of the costs associated with the project provided by outside contractors, including a cost breakdown by category, such as electrical, carpentry, masonry, or other projected costs are preferred. A minimum of two proposals are required. Special circumstances involving one bid will be reviewed by the DDA Director.

Only one grant of TIF revenue for façade improvements will be awarded to any property owner, zoning parcel, or tax parcel during any twelve-month period, commencing on the date of the grant of TIF funds. In some circumstances, the DDA Board shall have the authority to approve additional grants to a previously approved applicant during the 12 month period should funds be available and all other applications have been considered. In no circumstances shall any applicant receive more than $20,000 in a 12 month period.

Please call, Lori Gouin, DDA Director at 734-722-2002, or email Lori Gouin, for more information.