Facade Improvement

Downtown Partnership of Baltimore administers a Facade Improvement Program encouraging and assisting property and business owners in Downtown restore existing storefronts. Since 2002, Downtown Partnership has administered over $1 million in grants and leveraged millions in private investment.

The Facade Program covers 50% of eligible costs up to $10,000 on properties within the Downtown Management Authority. Property owners within Downtown Management Authority boundaries should review the application for details and contact Sam Storey.


For much of 2019, Downtown Partnership worked with local artists and stakeholders to increase public art displays and murals in the Bromo Arts District. Use the scroll box to your right to view the latest works of art along Fayette Street, Howard Street, and Lexington and Paca Streets.


Downtown Baltimore’s historically and architecturally significant buildings are highly desirable as renovated office, residential, retail or hotel conversions. Downtown Partnership works with the City’s Commission for Historic and Architectural Preservation to landmark buildings, lobby for historic tax credit improvements, create Planned Unit Developments, and coordinate other steps necessary to building preservation.

Along with preservation, Downtown Partnership assists local sustainability efforts by helping developers and property owners maximize building energy efficiency and meet the City’s green standards.

217 N. Charles Street Facade Improvement

217 N. Charles Street received facade improvement grant funding to update the exterior painting and windows. The updated exterior now matches the interior - a new co-working space on the ground floor.


Gant Brunnett Architechts

Gant Brunett Architechts's update to their building at 15 W. Mulberry Street gave the street a nice pop of color. Facade improvement grant help restore older buildings, bringing them back to glory.


515 Cathedral Street Facade Improvement

Downtown Partnership helped 515 update their facade on Cathedral Street.


Filicori Zecchini Signage

Facade improvement grants help businesses install exterior signage, as well as update lighting, windows, painting, and more. DPOB helped Filicori Zecchini update their storefront at 1 E. Pratt Street.