The Brookfield Dental studio is the latest local business to benefit from the village’s property improvement grant program after being awarded nearly $20k to renew its look. It is located within the Eight Corners Memorial Circle.
The village board unanimously approved owner Dr. Shikha Kapoor’s request at the Oct. 9 board meeting, following a recommendation from the Economic Development Commission.
The façade of the dental practice office will boast a contemporary look with new wall and window signage, new wall paint in varying shades of black, the removal of awnings, a new main door, translucent window decals and exterior light fixtures. The total cost of the upgrade is estimated to be $39,000.
Currently, the tri-faceted building has some outdated awnings and a peeling and weathered appearance. With the renovations, Kapoor hopes to rejuvenate it and convey an image of a modern and active dental practice matching the office’s interior, documents submitted to the village show.
Kapoor requested funding support from the village’s property improvement program, which funds up to 50% of eligible improvement or development costs for commercial-use properties. The program was designed to assist property owners and tenants in making exterior improvements to their properties, making the village’s commercial areas more attractive and visually appealing to local residents and customers.
Kapoor’s dental studio was awarded nearly half of the overall costs and will be reimbursed by the village for the lesser of 50% of the approved construction estimate, the actual construction cost or $19,910.50, village documents show. Once renovations are completed, Kapoor must properly maintain the property without change for a five-year period.