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Business Facade Improvement Program

Looking better all the time

The Business Façade Improvement Program was developed in partnership with the Northern Development Initiative Trust to support local businesses with renovating, refurbishing and improving their business exteriors.

The program provides businesses an opportunity not only to create a positive impression for people passing through and residing in our community, but also to encourage people to stop, shop, and explore the unique local businesses residing in Mackenzie’s commercial core.

Northern Development Initiative Trust (NDIT) has generously contributed $20,000 in funding towards the 2018/2019 District of Mackenzie Business Façade Improvement Programs. Thank you to all that applied this year, applications are now closed and projects are underway. Stay tuned for future program offering announcements.

Why Apply for the Business Facade Program?

Are you a business owner in Mackenzie that wants to improve your location's exterior? The Business Façade Improvement Program was created to support local businesses in an effort to renovate, refurbish and improve their business exteriors so that visitors to Mackenzie are encouraged to stop and create a positive impression for people passing through and residing in our community.

The opportunity for businesses to enhance and improve store fronts and streetscapes will encourage people to utilize the local business services, thereby increasing revenues for our business sector.

How Much Can You apply For?

The program will provide a reimbursement grant of up to a maximum of $5,000 per building/project to improve the exterior façades of downtown buildings.

Reimbursement grants of 50%, up to a maximum of $500, are available to home occupations for way-find signage located in the revitalization area.

Program Guidelines & Application Form

Applications may be mailed, emailed, or hand delivered to:

District of Mackenzie
Bag 340,
1 Mackenzie Blvd.
Mackenzie, BC, V0J 2C0

Applications are accepted on an on-going basis.


Emily Kaehn

Economic Development Coordinator

Email Emily

After & Thank You

2018 Business Facade Projects

Mackenzie Legion

Received $4,770.92 towards a new electronic sign at their location at 357 Skeena Drive.

Town Centre Mall

Approved for up to $5,000 towards new facade and illuminated exterior sign boxes.

2017 Business Facade Projects

Azu Health (Mackenzie Professional Centre)

Received $5,000 towards exterior improvements to the Mackenzie Professional Centre located at 577 Skeena Drive.

Ace/Victory Building Centre

Received $3,750 towards their new electronic sign along Mackenzie Blvd.

Mackenzie Counselling Centre

Received $5,000 towards exterior improvements to their building located at 500 Mackenzie Blvd.

Four Seasons Centre

Received $1,250 towards exterior improvements to the mall and store front entrances at their location at 520 Mackenzie Blvd.

2016 Business Facade Projects

Alexander Mackenzie Hotel

Received $2,500 towards new signage.

Evergreen Centre

Received $5,000 towards exterior improvements.

Royal Oak Inn & Suites

Received $2,078.75 towards signage improvements.

Timberman Inn Hotel

Received $2,500 towards signage improvements.

Town Centre Mall

Received $5,000 towards exterior improvements.

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