This program is designed to help both new businesses locating to or existing businesses expanding in St. Charles. The leasable space must be located on the 1st floor of commercial buildings in Downtown or commercially zoned eligible properties. The program offers 50/50 matching awards for structural modifications, plumbing and electrical repairs as well as life safety upgrades such as fire sprinklers and alarms. Awards in excess of $10,000 up to $25,000, require City Council approval. For more information please click on this link: Commercial Corridor and Downtown Business Economic Incentive Program.