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Beautification & Revitalization

UPDATE May 4, 2022: Funding still available, April 10, 2022 application deadline waived. Projects must still meet the Dec. 31, 2022 completion date. 

Façade Improvement Program


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 Flori Chaykowski (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.

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Please keep in mind:

  • It is mandatory to apply for a DMRBIA Façade Improvement grant BEFORE starting project.
  • All 2022 projects have to be completed and paid for before Dec. 31, 2022 to be eligible.

Guidelines and application form are available below.
(The application forms can be filled-out online or in Adobe Reader)

Facade Improvement Introduction Letter

Facade Improvement Program Guide

Facade Improvement Application form

Graffiti Removal Programs


 

 

 

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 $3,000.  The Mural Program is always accepting applications.

Mural Application Form (PDF)

Clean Team


The Clean Team, a co-operative partnership with Coast Mental Health, a “social enterprise” type of program.

Clean Team members can be spotted throughout our BIA area, picking up trash and keeping our streets and alleyways tidy

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.

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