The city has identified up to 20 buildings downtown that could be demolished. Building owners can now apply for a grant to help with demolition of an older building if they plan on creating additional homes in the downtown. The city is looking for people who want to help to increase density in the area.
If an applicant is successful, half of the cost to knock down their structure will be covered. The grants are available for up to $50,000 and the incentive is available under the Urban Residential Grant.
The process is similar to the water and waste water connections grant for Urban Residential Projects.