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Main Street Swift Current is offering matching grants to building owners in Downtown Swift Current who are looking to rehabilitate historic buildings in the Main Street area.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Swift Current Main Street Incentive Program

The Swift Current Main Street Incentive Program includes monetary incentives for development of properties located in the Downtown Central Commercial District. The program is designed to provide financial assistance as well as recognition for the appropriate development of both new and existing buildings within the Downtown. A grant and tax incentive program has been adopted by the City to foster the positive reinvestment, restoration, and maintenance of our downtown buildings. Owners of properties within Downtown Swift Current are eligible to receive incentives toward further investments in their properties.

The Incentive Program includes grants for the following activities:
  • Grants for heritage façade renderings are offered for property owners wanting a plan for exterior restoration of their building.
  • Exterior alterations are offered at 50% of total eligible costs to a maximum of $10,000 for major renovation projects.
  • General maintenance may be funded at 50% of total eligible costs to a maximum of $2,000.
  • Grants for signage are offered at 50% of total eligible costs to a maximum of $2,000.
  • Downtown beautification, planters, and landscaping may be funded at 50% of total eligible costs to a maximum of $2,000.
  • The City of Swift Current has tax incentive policies that apply to the increased assessment caused by improvements to the building for both businesses and multi-family development.

These incentives are offered by the Swift Current Main Street Organization and the City of Swift Current to provide property owners within the Downtown Central Commercial District tangible community support as well as the financial means necessary to assist with the restoration and maintenance of our downtown resources to the benefit of the community as a whole.

REVITALIZATION GRANTS

Building Revitalization

Building Revitalization Grants are made at 50% of total eligible costs, to a maximum grant of $10,000.

Heritage Façade Renderings

Heritage Façade Renderings may be available at no cost to the property owner for drawings detailing potential façade refurbishment, restoration, or renovation to the community’s historic roots. This will outline possible projects that may be eligible for additional grants described in the program.

Building Maintenance

Building maintenance (e.g. gutters, downspouts, foundation work, non-traditional roofing, etc.) may at the discretion of the grant awards committee be funded at 50% eligible costs to a maximum of $2,000(unless part of an overall restoration project).

Ineligible Work
  • Improvements to energy efficiency such as insulation.
  • New additions or accessory buildings unless they are an accurate reconstruction from documented evidence.
  • Improvements to meet building codes including mechanical or electrical systems or any interior work.

Signage

Signage Grants may be available at 50% of eligible costs to a maximum grant value of $2,000 for funding of appropriate signage.

Downtown Beautification & Landscaping

Downtown beautification, landscaping, and planters may be available at 50% of eligible costs to a maximum grant value of $2,000 for funding of appropriate work.

GRANTS AVAILABLE

Accepting grant applications now

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Completed Facade Renderings

Main Street Swift Current is offering a grant to cover the cost of a façade rendering to building owners in the designated Main Street area (1st Ave. NW to 1st Ave. NE and North Railway St. E. to Sidney St). See examples of completed renderings below.

Questions or submissions to mainstreet@swiftcurrent,ca