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Are you wanting to spruce up your building and business façade with the addition of some decorative details?  Hankering for a fresh coat of paint on your building?  Pining for updated signage, awnings, lighting? Not sure how to pay for any of this yourself in today’s tough economic times?

The FACADE IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM, a collaboration between the Downtown Maple Business Improvement Association and the City of Maple Ridge, provides grants to property and business owners in Downtown Maple Ridge to renovate, restore or redesign their commercial building facades and storefronts. The purpose of this program is to continue the revitalization of the downtown core by improving the physical appearance of the buildings and therefore making downtown a more inviting and interesting place to shop, walk, live and play.

We encourage you to read the Façade Improvement Program material on this page and call Ineke Boekhorst (DMRBIA Executive Director) to discuss any proposed improvements to your building. The list of eligible improvements in extensive, the application is simple and straightforward, and the dreaded red-tape is kept to a minimum, even with the District's requirements.


The 2017 application deadline is April 10, 2017.

A budget has been approved by the DMRBIA and the City of Maple Ridge for 2017, with the DMRBIA and the DMR each contributing 50%.
Applications received after this date will be considered only if grant monies are still available after selections are completed.

View the list of successful 2011 Facade Improvement applicants here. (pdf)
View the list of successful 2012 Facade Improvement applicants here. (pdf)
View the list of successful 2013 Facade Improvement applicants here. (pdf)
View the list of successful 2014 Facade Improvement applicants here. (pdf)
View the list of successful 2015 Facade Improvement applicants here. (pdf)
View the list of successful 2016 Facade Improvement applicants here. (pdf)
View the list of successful 2017 Facade Improvement applicants here. (pdf)

Visit our photo gallery of completed 2011 Facade Improvements.
Visit our photo gallery of completed 2012 Facade Improvements.
Visit our photo gallery of completed 2013 Facade Improvements.
Visit our photo gallery of completed 2014 Facade Improvements.
Visit our photo gallery of completed 2015 Facade Improvements.
Visit our photo gallery of completed 2016 Facade Improvements.


2017 Facade Documents:

Facade Improvement Introduction Letter
Facade Improvement Application
Facade Improvement Program Guide