Programs & Incentives

The City of Winter Park offers several Economic Development and Community Redevelopment programs.

Access the Economic Incentives Flyer

Economic Development

Targeted Industry Enhancement (TIE) Program

Program Guidelines and Application

Vacant Storefront Program

The Economic Development Division established the Vacant Storefront Program for the purpose of giving property owners an opportunity to voluntarily participate in illuminating their storefronts during times of vacancy. Owners may leave their lights on or partner to provide art their windows promoting the overall vibrancy and aesthetics of downtown Winter Park. In return, owners will receive discounts on their electric utility bill. For more information, please access the application packet or call 407-599-3217.

Program Guidelines and Application Packet

West Fairbanks Business Façade Matching Grant Program

The City of Winter Park established the West Fairbanks Business Façade Matching Grant Program to provide a financial incentive to encourage renovation of and reinvestment in the exterior of properties along the West Fairbanks Avenue between I-4 and 17-92/Orlando Avenue. The program offers a 50% matching grant up to $5,000.00 for eligible improvements including storefronts, paint, signs, and awnings. Water and sewer connections, and parking lot landscaping are eligible in conjunction with façade improvements. Please access the program information and application below. For questions,  please call 407-599-3217.


The city has an extensive Sustainability Program. For additional information, please access the Sustainability Program pages.

Community Redevelopment

Business Façade Matching Grant Program

The Business Façade Improvement Program allows for matching grant funds of up to $20 thousand to be provided toward exterior improvements to businesses within the CRA. The program supports economic stability and maintains the character and quality of commercial districts through leveraging private-public funds.

The program was adopted to improve the aesthetic appearance of buildings in the boundaries of the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Area. It provides a financial incentive of up to 50 percent of a qualifying project cost, or $20,000 (whichever is less), for both property and business owners to re-invest in their buildings.

Since 2007, the Business Façade Matching Grant Program has assisted nearly 50 Winter Park businesses. If you are interested in learning more about the program or applying for funds, please download the forms below. For questions, please contact the CRA directly.

Business Sign Replacement Program

The Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) of the City Of Winter Park established the Business Sign Replacement Grant program to provide a financial incentive to property and business owners to replace existing pole style signs and reinvest in the exterior of their business or commercial property with a monument style sign. The program specifically encourages redevelopment and reinvestment for commercial properties located in the Winter Park CRA district of the City.

Contact Information

Kyle Dudgeon

Assistant Division Director

Our Vision

Winter Park is the city of arts and culture, cherishing its traditional scale and charm while building a healthy and sustainable future for all generations.