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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
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.
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.
Mail Order Form for Storefront Renovation Design Manual >>
Frequently Asked Questions
Storefront Renovation Program for Building Rebate FAQ's >> Storefront Renovation Program Sign FAQ's >>
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Cleveland by strengthening our neighborhoods through successful
housing rehabilitation efforts, commercial rehabilitation efforts, new housing
construction, homeownership, and community focused human services.