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Warren Redevelopment and Planning Corporation

Warren Redevelopment and Planning Corporation (WRAP) is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) Corporation formed in 1980 to assist the City’s Economic Development efforts. Under contracts with the City, WRAP currently performs the following functions:

 

Commercial Property Development

  • Assists commercial development throughout the City through the purchase, stabilization and resale of commercial properties.
  • Provides public project management and assists with sale or development of City-owned sites.
  • Assists private developers with site selection, project design and financing.

Business Development

  • Manages the Warren Business Exchange. The WBE is a hybrid business incubator designed to nurture, support and strengthen the "business - side" functions of each member business by providing structured guidance for existing early stage and start up businesses in Warren. See www.warrenbusinessexchange.com.
  • Assists local business with Federal, State or Local incentive programs.

Business Loan Administration

  • Manages of the City's business development loans and facade loans for targeted commercial districts.

Design Review per City Codified Ordinance Chapter 157

  • Reviews proposed signs and building improvements/alternations within the Central Business District and issues Certificates of Appropriateness to City Building Department.

Downtown Parking Management

  • Manages Franklin Street Parking Garage – permit or daily parking.
  • Manages High/Seneca parking lot – permit parking.
  • Monitors on-street parking within Downtown District.

Development Consultation

  • Provides Economic Development Technical Assistance on public and/or private projects.
  • Reviews development proposals submitted to the City and provides analysis.

 

WRAP Forms

For your convenience, several applications for Warren Redevelopment and Planning Corporation assistance are below. Please call the WRAP office at (330) 841-2566 with any questions on applying.