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Our Commercial Façade Rehabilitation Program provides both loan and grant funding for commercial property owners and/or tenants to cooperatively update and improve their commercial properties.
Businesses are encouraged to apply for these programs, which help draw and retain both customers and quality tenants to your property. Priority is given to applicants seeking funding for improvements needed to comply with City codes and design guidelines, and property owners willing to go the extra mile and make additional investments in the improvements also receive priority for funding. Depending on the project, applicants may take advantage of the opportunity to take advantage of both grants and loans.
Commercial properties may receive one grant per five-year period of up to $25,000 depending on the activity. Receipt of the grant is subject to project inspection by City staff and the submission of complete documentation of project costs, invoices, and contracts. The City will expedite the planning review process for projects that are awarded the façade improvement grant. If conditions of the grant agreement are met, the funds dispersed through this grant program are not required to be repaid. Awarded funds will automatically be utilized first in the payment of any city fees associated with the project (for example: planning application fees or building permit fees).
The Commercial Façade Rehabilitation Program provides an opportunity to apply for a secured loan of up to $100,000 with 3% simple interest. Loan repayment will be based on a 3-10 year amortization schedule. The City will expedite the planning review process for projects participating in the revolving loan program.
Maintenance of the improvements made through the Facade Rehabilitation Program must meet the standards set by the City throughout the loan term or time designated in the grant agreement. Properties not adequately maintained will be ineligible for future assistance on commercial façade improvements and will need to be restored to compliance with the City’s maintenance standards at property owner’s expense. Grant and/or loan funds may also be subject to immediate repayment.
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Ready to get going? Please review the additional information available in our program flyer, complete an application or contact Max Daffron at (714) 536-5547 or send an email to Max.Daffron@surfcity-hb.org.