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Commercial Corridor Matching Grant Program
Purpose
Encourage, through a matching grant program, improvements above and beyond current building and zoning requirements to business properties for beautification and economic redevelopment of highway entrance corridors in Roanoke County. Potential improvements can include (but are not limited to):

Facade Renovation Covered Entrances, Multiple Plane Roofs, New Veneers, Columns and Awnings
 Landscaping In Parking Lots, Around Driveways, Perimeter Plantings, at the Base of Signs, at Building Entrances and to Screen Storage
 Lighting Light Poles shorter than 25 feet
Lighting for Signs, Landscaping, Buildings, Pathways, Parking
 Parking Shared Parking Lots, Rear Parking and Shared Driveways
 Signage Monument, Freestanding, Shared Signs
Sign Board Portions and Sign Bases of Stone or Brick
 Site Accessories  Wooden Fences, Banisters, Rails, Benches, Brick Walls and Retaining Walls

 Kroger Sign Before  Kroger Sign After

 Williamson Road Kroger Sign, Before

 Williamson Road Kroger Sign, After

Funding Levels
 Matching Program 50% of total project cost up to $15,000* per property 
 Maximum Grant for Roanoke County  $15,000*
 Minimum Grant Amount  $500
* Additional funds up to a total of $20,000 may be requested from the Board of Supervisors

Eligible Applicants
Property and business owners of all properties (excluding residential) in the following areas are eligible:
 Hollins  11-460
 Hollins/Williamson Road Corridor Route 11/460 West Corridor 

The property owner must pay Roanoke County real estate taxes on the subject property. Business owners, if tenants, must submit the Owner’s Consent Form completed by the property owner stating that the tenant has permission to initiate the proposed project.

Proposed improvements must meet the requirements of the applicable design guidelines for each area:

Application
The Commercial Corridor Matching Grant Program Application Package can be found here:
Commercial Corridor Matching Grant Program Application Package

Contact Information
Potential applicants for the Hollins/Williamson Road and Route 11/460 West Corridors should contact Becky James at (540) 772-2134.

Other Links
Town of Vinton Downtown Facade Grant Program
Roanoke County Economic Development