Paris to Pittsburgh

Funded by the Colcom Foundation, Paris to Pittsburgh is a matching grant program to assist property and business owners with exterior enhancements to enhance the public realm. The program offers grants to encourage outdoor cafes and sidewalk activation in addition to building façade improvements. The 50 percent matching grants are available to fund eligible projects that enliven the Golden Triangle streetscape using high-quality pedestrian-oriented design elements.

Sidewalk Activation Grant
Inspired by the vibrant streets of Paris, the Paris to Pittsburgh Sidewalk Activation Grant encourages outdoor dining elements such as retractable awnings, tables and chairs, new lighting and landscaping. The project requires a 50 percent match and offers grants of up to $30,000.

Façade Grant
A 50 percent matching grant, the Façade Grant offers up to $30,000 to properties that are interested in façade improvements but are not adding an outdoor café or installing an operable storefront. Retail and service businesses are the ideal target candidates for this program.

Paris to Pittsburgh One-Page Overview (download PDF)

Program Details:

Paris to Pittsburgh Guidelines + Application (download PDF)

Paris to Pittsburgh Design Guidelines (download PDF)

Applications for funding are reviewed by the Paris to Pittsburgh Advisory Committee. Applications with all required documentation are due electronically one week prior to each meeting. Please note that an Advisory Committee review will only occur if there are a sufficient number of projects to review. The applicant is not expected to be present for the Advisory Committee review date. Please contact Caitlin Fadgen at (412) 325-0157 or prior to submitting an application.

 Application Due Date  Advisory Committee Review 
 Wednesday, June 20, 2018  Wednesday, June 27, 2018
 Wednesday, July 18, 2018  Wednesday, July 25, 2018
 Wednesday, August 22, 2018  Wednesday, August 29, 2018
 Wednesday, September 19, 2018  Wednesday, September 26, 2018
 Wednesday, October 24, 2018  Wednesday, October 31, 2018
 Wednesday, November 21, 2018  Wednesday, November 28, 2018
No meeting in December



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