Design Assistance Program

The Design Assistance Program provides property owners who are actively working toward site plan approval or building permits may receive professional design services from a qualified design professional approved by the CRA Administrator. The program provides technical assistance to owners to illustrate the appropriate types of design for the corridor. The program is intended to facilitate aggregation and redevelopment of constrained parcels, underutilized commercial properties or groups of parcels, and to promote construction of residential accommodation above commercial units. The applicant will receive design assistance through firms identified by the Stuart CRA, not to exceed $5,000. Funds will be disbursed directly to the design professional for eligible expenses. This assistance program is available year-round. Funds are distributed on a first-come, first served basis. Funding is subject to availability.