Hamilton Heritage Property Grant (HHPG) Program

By mmuise
Description:

The Hamilton Heritage Property Grant (HHPG) Program is intended to provide financial assistance in the form of a grant for structural / stability work required to conserve and restore heritage features of properties used for commercial, institutional, industrial or multi-residential purposes; the conservation and restoration of heritage features of properties; and for heritage studies/reports/assessments for properties that are designated under Parts IV or V of the Ontario Heritage Act.


Comments on Funding:

Grants will be based on municipal addresses, identifying multiple and separate units with ground floor street frontages and entranceways and will be up to a maximum of $150 K plus up to an additional $20 K for heritage reports / studies / assessments per municipal address for eligible work.

Deadline: Continuous Intake
Eligibility:

Applicants must:

  • be the property owner of a historically designated property or, any person whom the owner of such property has assigned the right to receive the grant, to be eligible to apply for the program;
  • conserve and restore heritage features of properties used for commercial, institutional, industrial or multi-residential purposes; the conservation and restoration of heritage features of properties; and for heritage studies/reports/assessments for properties that are designated under Parts IV or V of the Ontario Heritage Act.

    Eligible properties must be located within the following geographic areas as defined through the Revitalizing Hamilton’s Commercial Districts CIPA By-law, as amended:
  • all ‘Commercial District’ CIPAs;
  • all ‘Strategic Commercial Corridor’ CIPAs;
  • the ‘Mount Hope/Airport Gateway’ CIPA; or
  • be designated under Parts IV or V of the Ontario Heritage Act and located within the lower city between Highway 403 and the Red Hill Valley Parkway.
Application Steps:

Applicants must submit:

1. the completed application form;

2. pay the administration fee:

a) $280.00 Application Fee for grants less than or equal to $12,500;

b) $435.00 Application Fee for grants greater than $12,500.

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must submit:
1. Completed Application Form;
2. Payment of Application Fee;
3. Two (2) dated estimates for each of the works being proposed for funding;
4. Where an application is in respect to a designated property containing multiple registered owners as a result of the building(s) thereon being a condominium or co-operative, the application shall be submitted by the condominium corporation or co-operative corporation and shall be accompanied by signed consent from all registered owners of the units in which the description of the condominium corporation is registered or all members of the co-operative corporations as the case may be.
5. If the tenant of the property is the applicant, written authorization of the Owner that the applicant is authorized to make the application must be included with this application.
6. Articles of Incorporation Documents (if applicable);
7. Articles of Amendment (if applicable);
8. Shareholders Registry (i.e. List of Shareholders and their respective percentage ownership) (if applicable);
9. List of Applicant’s Officers and Directors (if applicable);
10. Partnership Agreement (if applicable);
11. Photos of site prior to start of construction/renovation. Photos are to be date stamped.
12. Anticipated start date for construction as well as anticipated completion date.

Other Things to Note:

For further details please contact City of Hamilton's Planning and Economic Development Department at (905) 546- 2424 Ext. 2755.

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