On October 15, 2001, Council adopted the above By-law in order to provide grants, relating to commercial buildings located in the Town centre, to owners or tenants for the rejuvenation of their commercial building façades.
The following zones are covered by the present By-law: C-208, C-210-A, C-210-B, C-210-C, C-210-D, C-210-E, C-210-F, and C-217.
The present By-law does not apply to buildings that belong to the Town and work that has already been carried out.
According to the By-law, you are entitled to a reimbursement of 50% of your cost of professional fees and one third (1/3) of your construction cost.
In the case of a building with one or two commercial establishments on the ground floor and one or more doors providing access to upper floors, the maximum grant amount is $30,000 per building.
Of the maximum admissible amount per building, a maximum of $2,000 must be reserved for each door providing access to upper floors.
In the case of a building with more than three commercial establishments on the ground floor and one or more doors providing access to upper floors, for each of the commercial establishments on the ground floor, a maximum amount of $500 per linear foot of the main façade may be granted up to $55,000 per building.
A single building may be the object of no more than two grant applications by the same applicant.
Any request for a grant has to be approved by the Urban Planning and Inspection division and the Town Treasurer before beginning the work. Within 30 days following reception of the grant application, if said application complies with the requirements, the Town shall declare the application to be eligible, and notify the owner in writing.
If the application is made by the owner, the Town will require:
If the application is made by the tenant, the Town will require:
Once all of the necessary documents have been provided and your request has been deemed admissible, a written notice, confirming the value of the acceptable work, will be sent to you as soon as possible.
No more than 90 days after being notified of grant approval by the director, the Finance Department shall pay 50% of the total amount of the grant. The balance shall be paid on the first date on which property taxes are due for the fiscal year following the year the first payment was made.
Furthermore, if the amount of the grant is under $6,000, it shall be paid in a lump sum within 90 days following the notice of grant approval.
After the approval date, you will be able to undertake the projected work and will have one year to complete it.
On November 17, 1997, Council adopted By-Law no. 1379 - Fiscal assistance program promoting revitalization of businesses in the industrial sector of the Town of Mount Royal.
The following zones are covered by the present By-law: I-101, I-102, I-103, I-104, C-201 and C-202.
Subject to the provisions of this By-law, the Town shall grant a real estate tax credit established as follows to the owner of any principal building located in the zones mentioned above and on which is carried out construction work for which a building permit was issued by the Town.
The construction work will have started within six (6) months of the issuance of the permit authorizing such work and completed within the same year. Furthermore, it shall be carried out in conformity with any applicable legislation or By-law of the Town of Mount Royal.
The owner of a principal building covered by this By-law, or his/her authorized agent, will have completed and submitted to the Urban Planning and Inspection division the necessary plans for their construction permit.
In addition to the construction permit, the owner of a principal building covered by this by-law, or his/her authorized agent, shall submit the real estate tax credit form provided by the Inspection division to the Town Finance Department for this purpose between the date the notice of alteration of the roll was sent and no later than the 90th day following said date.
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