Façade Improvement

Façade Improvement Program

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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 

graffiti

Graffiti Removal Programs

Are you getting painted into a corner?

If you are a business or property owner and require graffiti removal, contact us. This service is available to every DMRBIA member requiring graffiti removal -  you provide the paint and the DMRBIA Clean Team will provide the free labour. If you have no paint, we do have a small supply (by donation) which we will try to choose the best-match coloured paint for your wall.

Don’t allow graffiti to take over Downtown Maple Ridge!

View our graffiti removal flyer here (PDF)

See the team in action, October 2009

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Mural Projects

The Mural Projects are a series of artistic public wall paintings on selected buildings in the downtown area.

Visit our Mural Project photo gallery.


If you are a building owner interested in putting a mural on a wall of your building, consider applying for a Mural Program Grant, where the DMRBIA may fund up to 50% of the cost of the mural up to $3500.  The Mural Program is always accepting applications.

Mural Application Form (PDF)

 

Sparkle Week

Sparkle Week

Let's all SWEEP - POLISH - SHINE our way to a fresher, brighter, cleaner downtown.

This week runs at the beginning of the summer, when the weather turns magnificent. Downtown businesses create the sparkle that helps draw in customers and visitors. A clean community goes a long way to improving the business climate.

Each year, the BIA invites all business and property owners to participate in this clean-up campaign and are asking you to sweep your sidewalks, wash your doors, clean your signs, pull those weeds, cover any graffiti, clean your windows inside and out, and create a new window display.

The BIA coordinates with a number of local businesses, who offer discounts to BIA members for window washing, power washing, landscaping, graffiti removal, and painting.


View past Sparkle Week photos here.