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.
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.
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 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 in a presentation format are due electronically via email two weeks prior to each meeting date. 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 Bruce Chan, Senior Director of Urban Design at 412-325-0158 or firstname.lastname@example.org prior to submitting an application.
|Application Due Date |||Advisory Committee Review Date|
|January 12, 2022||January 26, 2022|
|February 9, 2022||February 23, 2022|
|March 16, 2022||March 30, 2022|
|April 13, 2022||April 27, 2022|
|May 11, 2022||May 25, 2022|
|June 15, 2022||June 29, 2022|
|July 13, 2022||July 27, 2022|
|August 17, 2022||August 31, 2022|
|September 14, 2022||September 28, 2022|
|October 12, 2022||October 26, 2022|
|November 16, 2022||November 30, 2022|