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Planning and Development Grant Programs

Corridor Beautification Partnership: Texas Avenue

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The Corridor Beautification Partnership (CBP) is a matching grant program approved by the Bryan City Council. The grant focuses on improvements to retail and commercial properties located along Texas Avenue in Bryan. If a property is in need of outer improvements to the landscaping, façade, or signage, then the property owner or tenant can apply for these funds. The goal of the CBP is to improve the visual impact of the gateway to Bryan. Matching grants are awarded for up to 50 percent of the total estimated construction cost. The total amount of available funds for all 2017 improvement projects is $100,000.

Applications for fiscal year 2019 are now being accepted.

Applications are reviewed on a first-come-first serve basis. Once all funds for the fiscal year have been allocated, no more applications will be accepted until the following fiscal year.

Applications may be submitted in the Development Services Office in the Municipal Office Building at 300 South Texas Avenue on the corner of South Texas Avenue and East 29th Street. Please be aware that in an effort to assist as many applicants as possible with the limited program funds available, the City of Bryan can make no guarantee that all submitted requests will be funded.

For more information about the program please contact Lindsay Hackett, Staff Planner at lhackett@bryantx.gov or call (979) 209-5030.

Downtown Life Safety Grant Program

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The Downtown Life Safety Grant (LSG) is a matching grant program intended to provide financial assistance for the installation and compliance of the International Building Code fire suppression and safety code requirements. Eligible improvements include but are not limited to; fire sprinkler systems, fire alarms, fire rated windows, walls and doors, means of egress and exit signage.

Goals of the LSG include to encourage private investment in commercial and multi-family housing downtown through the use of public incentives; and to stimulate the redevelopment of vacant or open-for-business buildings in Historic Downtown Bryan. Matching grants are awarded for up to 50% of the total estimated cost, up to $35,000 of each life safety improvement. The aggregate total of grants awarded to a property may not exceed $50,000.

Applications for fiscal year 2019 are now being accepted.

Applications are reviewed on a first-come-first serve basis. Once all funds for the fiscal year have been allocated, no more applications will be accepted until the following fiscal year.

Applications are also available at the Development Services Office in the Municipal Office Building, 300 S. Texas Ave., on the corner of South Texas Avenue and East 29th Street.

For more information about the program please contact Katie Williams, Staff Planner at kwilliams@bryantx.gov or call (979) 209-5030.

Downtown Improvements Matching Grant Program

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The City of Bryan Downtown Improvements Matching Grant Program (DIP) is a program intended to provide financial assistance to help fund construction or maintenance projects that will improve the exterior appearance of commercial or multi-family buildings located in portions of Downtown Bryan.

The goal of the DIP is to make Bryan’s unique downtown environment more attractive, improve the economic viability of businesses and, increase property values; all while preserving and enhancing Bryan’s architectural and cultural history. Eligible improvements that qualify for possible reimbursement include, but are not limited to the repair or replacement of brick, ornamental trim or, window and door elements or removing historically insensitive façade slipcovers. Project costs eligible for funding include design, materials and labor. Properties utilized exclusively as single-family residences are not eligible to receive grant funding.

Applications are also available at the Development Services Office in the Municipal Office Building, 300 S. Texas Ave., on the corner of South Texas Avenue and East 29th Street.

For more information about the program please contact Randy Haynes, Senior Planner at rhaynes@bryantx.gov or call (979) 209-5030.

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