Ogden Avenue Site Improvement Program
Applications Now Being Accepted!
Applications for the 2016 Ogden Avenue Site Improvement Grant Program are currently being accepted on an ongoing basis. Click the Apply Now button on this page to complete an application.
The Ogden Avenue Site Improvement Grant Program offers owners and tenants of commercial property along Ogden Avenue (between Rickert Drive and Naper Boulevard) an opportunity to apply for reimbursement matching grants to help pay for signage, landscaping, building facade and access improvements. Eligible improvements include a variety of projects such as awning and canopy replacements, exterior renovations, signage enhancements, pole sign removal, additional landscaping, parking lot reconstruction, access improvements/consolidation and others.
The program's purpose is to provide incentives to property owners and tenants for site improvements that will increase business profitability while creating an attractive shopping atmosphere for the community. Approved projects will allow business owners to receive a funding grant for up to the maximum grant award, or 50 percent of the project cost, whichever is less. Maximum award eligibility depends on the scope and impact of the project, and all grants are reimbursed after construction is complete.
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Below are some eligibility requirements for those tenants and businesses interested in applying for the Ogden Avenue Site Improvement Grant:
- Properties located along Ogden, or within one block, between Rickert Drive and Naper Boulevard are eligible
- Property owners and tenants (with owner’s permission) may apply
- Improvements to buildings, signage, landscaping, and the overall site are eligible for consideration
- Projects that require a variance are not eligible
- Properties awarded a grant through this program within the last five years are not eligible
- New construction, and improvements initiated before the grant is awarded, do not qualify for consideration
Not sure if your business or project meets the standards to apply? Please contact
Sara Kopinski, Ogden Avenue Grant Coordinator
Ogden Avenue Oversight Advisory Committee
Created in 2008, The Oversight Advisory Committee (OAC) oversees the implementation of the Ogden Avenue Corridor Enhancement Initiative, which outlines recommendations for the improvement of the Ogden Avenue corridor. The Committee is made up of key stakeholders, such as Ogden Avenue property and business owners, and includes representatives from several local business organizations, such as the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Naperville Development Partnership. They meet on an as-needed basis to review projects and issues that affect the corridor.
Previous Grant Award Winners
In recent years, the City has awarded grant funds for a wide variety of improvements including parking lot reconstruction, façade improvements, landscaping, and signage. Properties that received reimbursement grants in 2013 and 2014 include:
Shepherd Group LLC
500 E. Ogden Ave.
Parking lot reconstruction and site lighting.
Turning Pointe Autism Foundation
1500 W. Ogden Ave.
New brick façade and wall signage (images not available).
Illinois Physical Therapy Association
905 N. Main Street
Landscaping improvements (images not available)
National Car Rental
1095 E. Ogden Ave.
Removal of existing pole sign, installation of monument sign, façade improvements.
Naperville Medical Offices
1020 E. Ogden Ave.
Parking lot reconstruction and landscaping improvements.