Facade Improvement Program

The City of Hopkins periodically offers funding opportunities to downtown businesses for façade improvements. Eligible property owners, or business owners, may apply for funding assistance up to 50 percent of the cost of improvements — up to $25,000.

Purpose

The City of Hopkins is looking to strengthen the vitality of Mainstreet by improving the pedestrian experience, increasing building transparency, and beautifying buildings through façade revitalization efforts, which will have a lasting impact on downtown Hopkins. This program provides property and business owners with technical and financial assistance to help improve commercial building facades.

Who Can Apply?

Commercial property owners, or business owners with the approval of property owner, located within Downtown Hopkins between 7th Avenue and 13th Avenue and between 1st Street N and 1st Street S (as shown on map below) are eligible to apply, assuming the property has no delinquent bills, charges, or taxes due to the city.

More information and requirements can be found in the 2022 Façade Improvement Program Guidelines.

Application

To apply for the 2022 Façade Improvement Program, please fill out the Façade Improvement Program application (PDF) or the online application form by Monday, October 31, at 4:30 p.m.

PDF copies can be submitted via email or mail to: 

Kurt Howard
1010 First Street S
Hopkins, MN 55343

Facade Improvement Program Map 2019

Interested?

For more information about the program, please contact Planner Kurt Howard.