Downtown Business Incentive

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The Downtown Business Incentive Program was developed by the City of Forest Lake to enhance economic development within the City's Downtown and The Highway 61 Corridor.  This incentive is targeted towards existing commercial businesses that are zoned either MU-1 (Downtown Mixed Use District) or MU-2 (General Mixed Use District). The program features:

  • 1 time tax abatement of up to $5,000
  • Reduced Building Permit Fees
  • 10 day Building Permit turnaround times

Program Application Materials