Facade Improvement Program

The purpose of the Village of Wauconda's "Façade Improvement Program" is to stimulate and incentivize the beautification of the built environment in the commercial corridors of the Village through the use of public / private partnerships. 

The village has defined the following "goals" of the Façade Improvement Program:
  • Enhance the aesthetics of the built environment in the Village's commercial corridors
  • Promote economic development and redevelopment opportunities within the Village
  • Prevent, reduce, and eliminate blight within the Village
  • Bring commercial properties in-line with respective adopted corridor plans
The following "objectives" are established toward meeting these goals:
  • Provide economic assistance to businesses / property owners via grant funding to facilitate redevelopment / beautification opportunities
  • Utilize public / private partnerships through economic development and incentive agreements on a case-by-case basis to complete project site improvements, including public infrastructure, as defined in this guideline
Download program guidelines for the Façade Improvement Program (FIP) for additional information.

To apply, complete the online fillable Façade Improvement Program (FIP) application. Please note that additional documentation is required for grant consideration. A complete list can be found on page 3 of the application.