Great Streets Round 3 of Facade Grants Now Open!

Nov 19, 2019

Great Streets Akron Facade Improvement Grant Round 3 Now Open!

In 2018, the City of Akron Office of Integrated Development kicked off the GREAT STREETS AKRON program to stimulate investment in designated business areas throughout the City. We are pleased to announce the opening of our third round of Façade Improvement Grants!

BUSINESS PROPERTIES located in the following Great Streets Akron Districts are eligible to apply for matching grants from the City to assist in exterior improvements to your property: Aster Ave (Firestone Park), East Copley, Goodyear Heights, Kenmore Blvd, Maple Valley, Merriman Valley, Middlebury, North Hill (Temple Square), West Hill, and new for round 3, Sherbondy Hill.

Dollar for dollar matching grants of up to $30,000 are available for eligible exterior projects, such as painting, signage, landscaping, outdoor lighting, doors/windows, parking lot, roofing, walkways, awnings, outdoor seating, and security cameras.

Check your district boundary maps to see if your property/business falls within the designated areas. District boundaries have been expanded for our new round of façade grants in the following areas: East Copley, Middlebury, North Hill, and West Hill.

Applications DUE January 31st, 2020!

For more information, please contact Mark Greer, Great Streets Coordinator, at mark.greer@akronohio.gov, or call 330-375-2355.