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Storefront Renovation Program (SRP)

601 Lakeside Ave., Room 320
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

P: 216.664.2869
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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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Storefront Renovation Design Manual

 The Community Development Department has published an 88-page manual that contains exterior commercial rehabilitation design standards used in the City of Cleveland's Storefront Renovation Program. This manual describes the use of appropriate materials and a technique, based on the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation, and illustrates their use on numerous completed Cleveland projects.

Bound copies of the manual can be purchased at City Hall in Room 320 for $20.00 or ordered by mail for $24.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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For Inquiries

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City of Cleveland contact: 216.664.2869 or send email

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

P: 216.664.4000
F: 216.664.4006
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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