Through the Business Façade Improvement Program Denver is offering financial support to small businesses to improve their building's storefront/exterior and make necessary upgrades that will increase their visual street appeal and consequently, attract more customers. The visual upgrades will make the businesses and neighboring commercial areas more attractive, more sustainable, and will preserve Denver's historic façades, all while boosting economic activity at the local level.
The pilot's goal is to encourage and provide direct support to property owners and/or business owners to improve, enhance, or repair the appearance of their building's storefront/exterior in order to preserve the building's historic culture, revitalize the space, and or increase the visual “curb” appeal.
- The program provides grants up to $75,000 with a minimum of $25,000 for a single project.
- Single projects are defined as one property location, except for properties with numerous commercial parcels.
- In the case of numerous commercial parcels, either the business owner’s total or the property owners will be designated up to three commercial parcels/units for which to apply and receive funding.