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 cfadgen@downtownpittsburgh.com prior to submitting an application.

 Application Due Date  Advisory Committee Review 
 Wednesday, January 23, 2019 Wednesday, January 30, 2019
 Wednesday, February 20, 2019  Wednesday, February 27, 2019
 Wednesday, March 20, 2019  Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 Wednesday, December 18, 2019

 

 

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