Warren Redevelopment and Planning Corporation (W.R.A.P.)

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

  • Purchase, Rehabilitation and Reuse
  • Purchase, Stabilization and Resale
  • Site selection assistance
  • Negotiation for sale and development of City-owned sites
  • Assisting developers with project design and financing
  • Public Project Management

Business Development

  • Manages the Warren Business Exchange – an incubator for small businesses. See www.warrenbusinessexchange.com
  • Assists local business with Federal, State or Local incentive programs

Business Loan Administration

  • Management of the City's Revolving Loan Funds (RLF); HUD 108 Funds; UDAG Repayment Funds and Facade Loans for targeted commercial districts
  • Loan packaging
  • Recommendations
  • Presentation to Loan Committee
  • Loan documents and closing
  • Collections

Design Review per City Codified Ordinance Chapter 157

  • Reviews proposed signs and building improvements/alternations within the Central Business District.
  • 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.