The CDC has active business façade improvement programs which provide grants and technical services to assist with the improvement of streetscapes along designated commercial corridors in unincorporated communities. The programs improve the appearance of buildings and entire commercial centers, which creates a sense of place, and makes businesses more inviting places to walk and shop.
The façade programs provide grants that cover all costs associated environmental, design, and construction services.
Most business property owners of buildings located on commercial strips and retail centers in the unincorporated are eligible to participate. The business location and need for rehabilitation must be verified by a CDC representative to establish eligibility.
Property owners will be required to agree to maintain the improvements funded by the program.
Exterior commercial building improvements including, but not limited to, paint, signage, windows, awnings, and lighting. CDC will help you define a scope of work for your project, prepare a design and cost estimate, obtain bids from certified contractors, and supervise construction.
Property owners and businesses will not incur any cost for façade improvements.
For more information on how to apply, please contact the CDC at (626) 586-1811 and ask to speak to a representative about the business façade program.