Heritage Conservation Plan Grants

By mmuise
Description:

The Heritage Conservation Grants Program incentivizes owners to maintain their properties in accordance of the Saint John Heritage Conservation Areas By-law. The Heritage Conservation Plan Grants are provided to offset the cost of retaining a design professional (architect or engineer) to prepare a Conservation Plan for designated heritage properties. A Conservation Plan provides the property owner with a phased plan to undertake required heritage/structural work.


Comments on Funding:

Funding is a grant of 50% of the cost of retaining a design professional (architect or engineer) to prepare a Conservation Plan up to a maximum of $1,500.

Deadline: Continuous Intake
Eligibility:

The applicant must:

  • own a property that is a non-government owned designated heritage property located within one of the designated Saint John Conservation Heritage Areas and is covered by insurance;
  • be in good standing with the City of Saint John and shall not have unpaid property taxes;
  • not have any outstanding property-related by-law violations and/or building permit violations.
Application Steps:

Applicants must:

1. obtain a Certificate of Appropriateness (Heritage Permit) and building permit (if required);

2. complete and submit the application form.

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must submit:
1. the Heritage Conservation Plan;
2. recent photographs of all sides of the building and detailed photographs of area related to proposed work;
3. written project cost estimate;
4. a completed application form;
5. the Grant Summary Form once the project work related to the grant application is complete in order to receive grant funding.

Other Things to Note:

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