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Upcoming neighborhood and business grants

Check out the list below to find out more about upcoming neighborhood and business grants:

NBS' Facade Improvment Grant assists businesses and commercial property owners with improving their building’s appearance. In doing so, the program helps bring signs, parking and landscaping into conformance with current codes.

As part of the program, the grant provides eligible businesses or property owners with 50 percent reimbursement for certain architectural renovation expenses. Sixty percent reimbursement may be available on a case-by-case basis for businesses who utilize a certified Small Business Enterprise firm.

Applications are due Monday, Feb. 15. For more information, contact Veronica Mosley at vmosley@charlottenc.gov.

The Neighborhood Matching Grants program awards funding to eligible neighborhood-based organizations for community improvement projects. Organizations can submit applications to receive up to $25,000 for projects ranging from landscaping and bike racks to Little Free Libraries and lighting upgrades. Organizations are also required to match the funds received with cash, volunteer labor or in-kind donations.

Neighborhood Matching Grants are awarded four times each year, with the next round of applications due Monday, Feb. 15.

For more information, contact Atalie Zimmerman at azimmerman@charlottenc.gov​.​

Southwest Code Enforcement Office moves to West Boulevard

Neighborhood & Business Services' Southwest​ Code Enforcement site office is moving to a new location effective Monday, March 7. If you need to set up an appointment with an inspector, please contact our office assistant Cindy Schimmel at 704-432-2438.

Administrative hearings, scheduled appointments or drop-in visits after March 7 will be held at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department located at 2550 West Blvd. Enter at the front of the building and Code Enforcement staff can assist you at the left window. 

Sardis Trace Senior Apartments provides affordable housing for local seniors

Sardis Trace Senior Apartments, located at 8848 Nolley Court, recently opened its doors in September to serve the Charlotte community and its surrounding areas. As of Dec. 31, the development is 100 percent occupied.

Sardis Trace is a 78-unit multi-family community serving seniors at or below 60 percent of the area median income. Located behind Sardis Village Shopping Center, and within walking distance of shopping, dining and medical facilities, the apartment complex has an exercise room, computer center and multipurpose room for residents to share with their guests.

The City of Charlotte’s Housing Trust Fund provided $600,000 towards the project, with the Federal and State Low-Income Tax Credit and HUD Loan providing $9 million.

For more information about affordable housing, contact Housing Development Program Manager Zelleka Biermann.

Neighborhood Board Retreat scheduled for March 19

Neighborhood & Business Services will host a Neighborhood Board Retreat on Saturday, March 19. The event will be held 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 100 Beatties Ford Road.

The retreat is open to all neighborhood-based organizations including neighborhood associations, business and merchant associations in Charlotte city limits. In addition to current board members, participating organizations are encouraged to invite neighbors, business owners, school representatives and nonprofit partners that may help them achieve their goals. Eeach organization can have five to 15 participants.

Neighborhood Board Retreat attendees will receive:

  • Customized Quality of Life Explorer report 
  • Networking and idea sharing with other community leaders
  • Guidance with planning yearly goals and board priorities 
  • Idea development with trained, experienced facilitators 
  • Expert support from staff and community resources 
  • $1,500 Neighborhood Matching Grant credit incentive for eligible neighborhoods

​​Capacity is lmited. Applicants will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis with priority given to first-time attendees. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. 

For more information, please contact Nicole Storey at nrstorey@charlottenc.gov​

Link: Neighborhood Board Retreat registration
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