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Storefront Renovation Program (SRP)

601 Lakeside Ave., Room 320
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

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The Storefront Renovation Program assists targeted neighborhood retail districts in becoming attractive, economically viable, and diverse places to shop. The program helps fund the rehabilitation/renovation of (primarily) traditional storefront building exteriors including:

  • Bringing them into Building Code compliance
  • Correction of maintenance items and code violations
  • Renovation of architectural/historic details
  • Site improvements
  • Design and installation of new signage

The Storefront Program offers financial incentives (rebate or loan) combined with free City design assistance to applicants considering an exterior rehabilitation of a commercial structure.  To better meet these objectives, the City partners with neighborhood Community Development Corporations.

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19th Annual Storefront Renovation Program (SRP) Awards

On Wednesday May 14, 2014, the Department of Community Development held its 19th Annual Storefront Renovation Program Awards to honor the buildings and businesses that successfully completed 50 exterior renovation projects in calendar year 2013.

The event's theme "Storefront Renovation Program - Seeing Cleveland's Small Business Potential" was co-sponsored by CHASE and brought together these businesses and building owners, along with Cleveland's Community Development Corporations, area lenders, City Council members and City staff. Mayor Frank Jackson and Director Daryl Rush presented each SRP Recipient with a framed poster size photograph of their completed project. John and Julia Briggs, owners of Blue Star, a design company in Ohio City shared a recap of the awards event on their company blog.

6/8/2014: 2013 Storefront Renovation Program Completed Projects List
5/18/2011: SRP Awards Annual Event Video Excerpt

Department of Community Development
Daryl P. Rush Esq., Director
601 Lakeside Ave. Room 320
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

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Mission Statement


We are committed to improving the quality of life in the City of Cleveland by strengthening our neighborhoods through successful housing rehabilitation efforts, commercial rehabilitation efforts, new housing construction, homeownership, and community focused human services.

– Community Development