All work must be performed in compliance with the City of Fairview Heights’ Building and Development Codes. Owner must obtain Certificate of Completion from City Code Enforcements Office prior to disbursement of façade and site grant monies;
Work involving structural members may, at the discretion of the City Code Enforcement Office, require the certificate of a registered architect or engineer;
Changes to the project plan after City Council approves the façade and site grant application, that significantly or materially alter the scope of work or aesthetic quality of the façade and site may be disqualified. To remain eligible, such projects must submit changes to the Director of Land Use, Planning and Community Development for approval;
Buildings receiving façade and site grants will be ineligible to receive additional façade and site grants for 36 months (3 years) after disbursement of funds;
Applicants will be required to submit a rendering of the project showing proposed façade improvements as well as site plan improvements with the application. The rendering need not be done by an architect or paid artist, but must accurately represent the intent, scope of work, and aesthetics the project is planned to achieve; and
Property must remain primarily commercial (50% or more of floor space) and be reasonably maintained for a minimum of three (3) years following completion of the façade and site work, and real estate taxes paid timely, or a portion of the grant will be returned to the City.