Bringing Vision to Reality

Property Improvement plan

Over the years, as newer developments have come into surrounding areas, some of the older shopping centers and storefronts in Margate have fallen into disrepair due to aging and neglect.   These properties lack aesthetic appeal and are not as attractive to potential tenants or shoppers.

Recognizing that improving the physical appearance of buildings and storefronts contributes to the overall character of a business district and presents a more positive image, the Margate Community Redevelopment Agency (MCRA) initiated a Property Improvement Grant Program.  The program is designed to encourage property owners to voluntarily upgrade the exterior of their property.
 
The Property Improvement Grant Program provides dollar–for–dollar funding for façade improvements and/or landscaping upgrades for commercial properties located in the Community Redevelopment District, on a re-imbursement basis for pre-approved improvements.  Eligible façade grant expenses include design fees, permit fees, construction costs, labor and materials; eligible landscaping expenses include landscape design fees, asphalt removal, plant materials, irrigation systems and installation, permits, water meter installations, and water impact fees. 

Program funding recipients must enter into an agreement that guarantees the recipient will not alter the funded improvements, and will maintain the funded improvements for a minimum of five years.

Potential applicants must schedule a pre-submittal meeting with the MCRA staff. The MCRA will not consider funding for work undertaken prior to approval by the MCRA, nor for work previously done, underway, or currently permitted. Interested property owners should call (954)935-5324 to schedule a pre-submittal meeting to discuss the proposal.

Property owners may submit applications to the MCRA office at Margate City Hall.  Information on the Property Improvement Grant Program, including the Design Guidelines for the Property Improvement Program can be found below.

Property Improvement Documents

Design Guidelines (This is a 17MB file. Depending on your connection in may take awhile to download)

Commercial Property Facade Improvement Grant Program and Policies & Procedures

Commercial Landscape Improvement Grant Program and Policies & Procedures