In the FY 2022-2023 budget, the Town of Burgaw Board of Commissioners included an opportunity for property owners in the downtown district to improve the façades of their buildings. The revitalization of downtown commercial districts often begins with improvements to a single building or storefront. Even simple changes such as the removal of non-historic materials, repairs, or a new paint job that calls attention to the building’s original architectural details signal positive change and often stimulate similar improvements in neighboring buildings. Façade improvement programs are incentive programs created to encourage property owners and businesses to improve the exterior appearance of their buildings and storefronts. The program focuses on properties located within the Downtown Business Improvement District (BID) and provides the financial incentive of a matching grant. More information about the Façade Grant Program may be obtained by contacting the Town of Burgaw Planning Department at 910-663-3452 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.