Façade and Property Improvement Programs

If you are interested in working with Redesign to improve your business, learn more about these programs and contact Brigid Higgins at brigid@redesigninc.org

Façade Improvement Matching Grants

Since the City of Minneapolis launched the Great Streets Façade Improvement Program in 2008, Redesign has overseen more than 75 projects. Using our expertise in design and development, we work with business and property owners to implement improvements that increase business visibility, attract customers and contribute to a more inviting pedestrian environment. Click here to see some of our favorite case studies.

Matching grants of up to $5,000 per storefront are available on a competitive basis. If you are interested, first visit this map to confirm you are in an eligible district. Next, review the city’s Guidelines for Businesses before getting in touch with Program Manager Brigid Higgins at brigid@redesigninc.org or (612)435-0278.

Business District Support

Redesign receives funding through the City of Minneapolis Business District Support grantmaking to provide technical assistance and financial support to existing or new businesses looking to invest in their properties. We customize the type of assistance offered based on the owners’ needs. Examples include financial feasibility analysis, vendor and contractor referrals, construction management, funding towards branding, interior or façade design. Don’t hesitate to reach out to Redesign staff to see if we can assist you.