Storefront Renovation Program
Buckeye Shaker Square Development Corporation is charged with marketing and promoting the Storefront Revitalization Program to potential business owners in the Buckeye and Larchmere commercial corridors. The program is a rebate program which allows building owners and tenants a 40 percent rebate up to a maximum of 25,000 dollars in storefront improvements.
Improvements can include awnings, signage, windows, doors, and façade improvements. There is no fee to apply.
Eligible projects must contribute to the commercial vitality of the City’s neighborhood commercial districts. This means that project eligibility is limited to specific building types. Additionally, the Storefront Program is not a city-wide program and rebate incentives are limited to targeted areas. The program requires building rehabilitations to be comprehensive in scope and create a visual impact on the main street facade. Projects eligible for the Storefront Program Loan are limited to specific building types that will contribute to the commercial vitality of the City’s neighborhood commercial districts. Unlike the SRP rebate, low-interest loans are available in either the target area or the larger CDC neighborhood service areas. Unlike the Storefront Program Rebate, once the most visible main elevations of the building are addressed; the rear, hidden side elevations, flat roofs and foundations can be included in a Storefront Program Loan.
Building types are eligible for the Storefront Renovation Program
- Traditional commercial buildings (originally built with display windowed storefronts)
- Commercially zoned retail structures
- Commercially zoned service buildings