Old Town Facade Improvement Program
The City of Placentia, in its continuing effort to support the development of the Old Town Placentia District, has created the Old Town Facade Improvement Program (Program) for all property owners within the District. The Program, in concert with the Old Town Placentia Revitalization Plan, will continue the process of creating a more inviting character for the Old Town area. The purpose of the Program is to enhance economic opportunities in the Old Town Placentia District, and to encourage additional investment in the City's historic downtown district. The Program will help create a pedestrian - friendly, aesthetically pleasing environment for residents, visitors and tourists, and may also create substantial economic benefits for merchants and property owners as a result of increased interest and activity in the Old Town Area. The Program will provide financial assistance in the form of a grant to commercial property and/or business owners to make facade improvements to commercial buildings located within Old Town Placentia District in the City of Placentia. The goals of the Program are to
- Facilitate commercial revitalization
- Stimulate private investment and customer patronage
- Preserve and beautify the Old Town Placentia District
- Generate shopping opportunities and create a pleasant walking environment by improving the visual aesthetics of commercial building facades.
The objective of the program is to assist in restoring, substantially beautifying, and/or enhancing the entire façade of a commercial building. Additionally, the Program is intended to assist projects that promote retail activities, create an attractive environment, architectural design, use quality materials, and incorporate good design concepts.
How do I Apply?
The City accepted applications for the Pilot Cycle of the Program from December 6, 2017 to January 16, 2018. A second round of funding may be available Summer/Fall of 2019 pending approval from City Council.
To apply for the program and see the complete program guidelines, please click on the link below.
How much funding is available?
The program will provide up to $10,000 in grant funds for each eligible property/business owner.
Where does my property or business need to be located?
The program applies to the Old Town Area Boundary:
What types of improvements are eligible?
Exterior facade improvements such as wall murals, removal of stucco, exterior painting, awnings, exterior signs, windows, brickwork and more.