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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.