2020 Business Façade Improvement Program

The appearance of a community can create a sense of appreciation and civic pride for citizens, and make a place more attractive for visitors to that community.  We believe that the building frontages of the business community in Fort St. James should be a reflection of how our town is valued by its citizens, the character and quality we uphold, and the quality of life available.

The District of Fort St. James is pleased to provide the Business Façade Improvement Program to give monetary assistance as an incentive to building/ business owners, to improve the character and physical appearance of their buildings, while allowing them to assert their identity. Businesses may be eligible for up to $5000 of matching funding to implement facade and signage work.  A total of $17,000 is available to be granted to applicants in 2020.

Eligible properties include those on Stuart Drive East, Stuart Drive West, Birch St, Douglas Ave. and Hwy 27 South.

The deadline for 2020 applications will be 4:30 p.m. on the 30th or 31st of April, May, June, July, and August 2020.  

The guide to the application and program guide are now available.