Business Development

Take Advantage of Downtown Business Incentives

Grants

Facade Grants - up to $2,000.00 which can be applied toward paint, replacement or additions of awnings, door and/or window improvements, replacement or improvement of existing signs, new signs, new façade applications or repairs to damaged or visually unpleasant exterior walls, renovations which complement the historic characteristics or buildings, and replacement or uncovering of architectural features of building (ex. the removal of tin to uncover original transoms or brick façade).

Facade Grant Application

Retail Incentives

Requirements

1. Brick and Mortar Location.  

2. Employees must be physically employed in the Downtown Redevelopment District. 

3. Project must have projected annual retail gross taxable sales of $200,000.00 or greater. 

4. Project must employee 3 or more full time employees. (full-time defined as an employee who work 32 hours per week)

5. Project must have a minimum $150,000.00 capital investment including building, equipment and renovation. 

6.  Business must operate continuously during rebate period.

Incentives

1. Qualifying projects will be granted a rebate of 50%(1.25% for retail, 1.25% for restaurants) to the property owner, developer or future city sales tax receipts for the first five years of operation. 

2.  All documented purchases of construction materials and tangible personal property related to the qualified project made within the city of Monroeville will be granted a rebate of city sales and use taxes of 2.5% upon completion of the construction phase. 

3. City will waive the building permit fee and sewer tap fee, if applicable. 

4.  City will waive the water meter set fee if applicable.

Existing Retail Business

Requirements

1. Brick and Mortar Location.  

2. Employees must be physically employed in the Downtown Redevelopment District. 

3. Retailers must have been in business in Monroeville for three or more years and have gross annual taxable sales of $100,000.00 or more as reflexed in the previous 12 months reported sales to RDS(City of Monroeville's sales and use tax collection agent). The 12 month reporting period will correspond with the City's budget year (October 1st -September 30th). 

4. The expansion project must have an annual gross sales receipt increase of a least $100,000.00. 

5.  Project must employee 2 or more additional full time employees with the expansion. 

6.  Business must operate continuously during rebate period.

Incentives

1. Qualifying projects will be granted a rebate of 50%(1.25% for retail, 1.25% for restaurants) to the property owner, developer or future city sales tax receipts upon completion of the expansion of the existing business.  The rebate is only applicable to the increase in gross sales as compared to the previous 12 month report period and will apply to the following 5 years. 

2.  All documented purchases of construction materials and tangible personal property related to the qualified project made within the city of Monroeville will be granted a rebate of city sales and use taxes of 2.5% upon completion of the construction phase. 

3. City will waive the building permit fee and sewer tap fee, if applicable. 

4. City will waive the water meter set fee if applicable.

Monroeville Historic District Guidelines

City of Monroeville Downtown Redevelopment Authority