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Any modification or upgrade of existing space (buildings, structures or other facilities) that changes the use as to function, layout, capacity, or quality. 

Compare with “betterment”, which means any modification that increases the designed level of services, or life expectancy of a facility or other infrastructure. 

Other definitions for improvement: 

  • a) Real property acquisition or new construction; 
  • b) Any alteration, renovation, addition, or betterment, which extends the design life or alters/upgrades the function of a structure; 
  • c) Fixed and movable equipment needed for initial occupancy of a new facility or space, but only if the new facility is not replacing an existing facility.

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