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Provides a matching grant up to $50,000 reimbursement of costs for façade, site and building improvements to underutilized properties located in the City of Orlando.
Provides a matching grant up to $20,000 to off-set permit fees, impact fees and right of way infrastructure improvements for new and expanding businesses in the City of Orlando.
The City of Orlando Take Action Against Graffiti (TAAG) Program is designed to assist in the removal and abatement of graffiti throughout the City of Orlando. The TAAG Program provides financial assistance to business owners and private property owners to promptly remove unwanted graffiti from buildings that are visible from the right-of-way.
Provides a matching grant up to $50,000 to eligible 501(c)3 organizations to off-set sewer and transportation impact fees.
Provides up to $20,000 reimbursement to offset change of use transportation impact fees for qualifying businesses expanding or relocating in the city.
Allows customers who are charged impact fees to pay in two payments: 50 percent of the impact fees at permit issuance and 50 percent due before final inspection.
Provides a 10 year, 50 percent real property tax refund on the city portion of the new tax increment generated by a qualifying project.
Provides a matching grant up to $10,000 for the development of tech focused events and programs that will unite the tech community and workforce. This program is administered by the Orlando Economic Partnership.
The DTO Retail Program activates spaces within the downtown Orlando Community Redevelopment Area and establish the Area within Downtown Orlando as a retail destination, to attract locals and visitors to visit downtown Orlando as well as attract new retail and encourage expansion of existing retail by reimbursing costs associated with interior buildout and rent of a newly leased property.
The DTO Restaurant Program activates spaces within the downtown Orlando Community Redevelopment Area and establish Downtown Orlando as a foodie destination, to attract locals and visitors to visit downtown Orlando as well as attract new restaurants and encourage expansion of existing restaurants by reimbursing costs associated with interior buildout and rent of a newly leased property.
The DTO Façade Program encourages building owners, businesses, and owners of historical residential properties to invest in their properties by financially assisting with renovations to rehabilitate the property.
Provides up to $40,000 financial assistance for expenses related to new, existing and expanding qualifying businesses located in the Business Assistance Target Area.
The STRIVE Orlando Program's purpose is to create a new performance-based local job incentive program to assist in advancing broad-based prosperity in the City of Orlando and Greater Orlando region.
Provides up to $2,000 for each new job created as a tax credit toward either Florida Corporate Income Tax or Florida Sales and Use Tax.
Provides up to $500,000 in tax credits and tax refunds for the cleanup and rehabilitation of sites potentially contaminated with hazardous materials.
Provides a temporary deferral of inclusion in taxable income for capital gains reinvested, step up in basis for capital gains reinvested and permanent exclusion from taxable income of capital gains from sale or exchange.
Provides preferential consideration for small businesses competing for government contracts.
We pursue revitalization activities with an emphasis on providing more housing and cultural arts opportunities, improving long-term transportation needs and encouraging retail development.
Creative Village builds upon the success of Orlando’s digital media industry with the development of a 68-acre mixed-use, transit oriented, urban infill neighborhood in the heart of Downtown Orlando.
We support the redevelopment and improvement of the Downtown South neighborhood, an area of approximately 720 acres located south of Downtown Orlando (the “District”).
The Green Building Incentive Program (GBIP) is designed to foster the development of more high-performance, sustainable (“green”) buildings throughout the City of Orlando.
Explore the many resources available in the form of tax incentives and other options to assist private property owners preserve or rehabilitate historic structures.
House Bill 1647 allows smaller restaurants to be eligible for a Special Food Service (SFS) liquor license if they are located within the Downtown Community Redevelopment Area and Orlando Main Street Districts.