Downtown Incentive Programs

The following Downtown Programs were created to promote Downtown by encouraging development and improvements to both residential and commercial projects in the area designated below.


Neighborhood Empowerment Zone (NEZ)

The NEZ program offers a reduction of building permit fees and impact fees for commercial or residential new construction or remodeling within the defined geographical area.

Downtown Improvement Programs (DIP)

The DIP provides reimbursement grants of 50% of cost, up to $25,000, for meaningful additions to the public realm including facade improvements, lighting, public art, seating, and other projects that will directly benefit the citizens of Celina as they enjoy the downtown area. 

Residential Tax Reinvestment Program (RTRP)

The RTRP provides a one-time payment on the City ad-valorem tax increase due to a signification improvement and/or expansion to an existing residential exterior in the downtown area when applicants spend a minim of $20,000. 

For more information on these programs, contact the Permitting Division at or 972-382-2111

Live Music Incentive

Live music entertainment is a priority set forth from the Downtown Master Plan and the City is supporting this effort through a Live Music Incentive opportunity for eligible downtown businesses. Businesses can receive up to $1,000 per venue. 

Policy information is available here.

The application is available online.

For more information on this program, contact the Downtown Division at or 469-421-0235.

Downtown Enhancement Programs Brochure

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Project Examples