The Neighborhood Commercial Revitalization (NCR) program is a grant program funded by the City of Columbus aimed to stimulate economic development in 7 designated commercial corridors throughout the City.
Financial and technical assistance is available to eligible properties for aesthetic improvements to ground level commercial storefronts and commercial interiors.
Check below to see if your property is eligible for the program.
Questions? Call us at 614-221-5001, we are happy to assist!
Business Owners & Commercial Building Owners
within eligible corridors
What is it?
Matching Reimbursement Grants
(Up to $31,000 combined)
Interior Grant – 50% of eligible project costs up to $25,000
Exterior Grant – 50% of eligible project costs up to $3,000, however If also applying for the Interior Grant, the grant award increases to $6,000
Free Design Assistance from the Neighborhood Design Center
Where are eligible properties?
Broad Street (Franklinton) - Scioto River to Central Ave.
Broad Street (Hilltop) - Highland Ave to Hague Ave.
Parsons Avenue - Livingston Ave to Hosack Street.
Main Street - 17th St to Berkeley Rd.
Long Street - I-71 to 17th St.
Mt. Vernon Avenue - Garfield Ave to 21st St.
Cleveland Avenue - 17th Ave to 19th Ave, 21st Ave to 25th Ave, Maynard Ave to Cordell Ave, Kohr Ave to Weber Rd.
How do I get started?
DO NOT BEGIN WORK. Work done prior to grant approval is not subject to reimbursement.
Check if your property is eligible and contact the designated NCR Leader for your corridor.
Contact the Neighborhood Design Center to set up a meeting.
As part of the NCR Interior and Storefront Improvement Grants, the NDC provides the following services to eligible businesses within the NCR Corridors:
Measurement of interior and exteriors to generate necessary preliminary plans and elevations for the project.
Visioning services for interior and exterior improvements.
Minimal assistance with branding and logo generation for exterior signage.
Assistance with the procurement of estimates for proposed scope of design.
Assistance with NCR application(s) and submission to City of Columbus, Department of Economic Development.
Additional services outside of the scope above may be provided to businesses and other entities based on prior City approval and availability of funds. These services are also available at a low cost fee.