About the Program
The City of Lowell has adopted as a primary goal the improvement of the appearance and livability of Lowell. As part of that effort, the City of Lowell has developed the Façade Improvement Standards to provide direction to businesses and commercial property owners in maintaining and improving the appearance of building facades in the City of Lowell.
- FY 2023-2024 Grant Cycle Deadline:
- 1st grant cycle deadline - September 30th, 2023
- 2nd grant cycle deadline - February 28, 2024 (if funds are still available after the first deadline)
- Qualifying projects are eligible for a grant at a minimum of $500 and a maximum of $2,500 per façade, on a 50/50 matching, reimbursement basis
- Grant awards and amounts are at the discretion of the City Council
- The grant amount shall be determined at the time of application approval and paid when the project is completed
- Ineligible projects include:
- Improvements made prior to grant approval
- Interior rehabilitation/improvements
- Construction of false fronts
- Blocking up of windows or installing storm/vinyl windows and doors
- Demolition of historic features
- Roof and chimney repair and construction of mansard roof
- Materials that are inappropriate to the original structure or nearby structures
Please refer to the Façade Improvements Standards and Grant Program document for all guidelines, eligible projects, and the decision-making process.
How to Apply
Apply online or download the application from the documents section below. Paper forms are also available at City Hall and can be picked up Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm.