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. The remaining funds for 2017 are for a very specific area in the Charles Center and Bromo District neighborhoods (see the map to the right --->). Property owners within those boundaries should review the application for details and contact Luis Cardona. Additional funding for the program that covers the whole Downtown Management Authority will be available in 2018.
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.