Downtown Facade Improvement Program

Print
Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option

facade

The City of Mesa Downtown Façade Improvement Program, funded through a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), is designed to assist property owners and tenants in making improvements to the appearance of their building frontages. Commercial or mixed-use properties within the Pedestrian Overlay Area (see map below) located between Country Club and Sirrine/Centennial from 1st Street to 1st Avenue in Downtown Mesa are eligible to apply for funding to complete façade architectural design and contingent upon the City receiving future grant funding up to $50,000 towards demolition and construction costs to implement the architectural design.

Ten (10) properties are currently participating in the program. See the Interactive Map & Photos to see preliminary designs for these properties, current images and historical photos.

Important Documents and Information

Forms for Selected Properties

Maps

Interactive Map & Photos button link

Presentations

 

For questions regarding the program application and program details, contact:

Jeff Robbins
480-644-5249
Jeffrey.Robbins@mesaaz.gov

 


Frequently Asked Questions

Free viewers are required for some of the attached documents.
They can be downloaded by clicking on the icons below.

Acrobat Reader Flash Player QuickTime Windows Media Player Microsoft Silverlight Word Viewer Excel Viewer PowerPoint Viewer

Expand/Contract Questions and Answers

  • Will I have to pay upfront and, if so, to whom?

  • This is Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding - how much reporting and grant management am I required to do?

  • What documents do I have to submit?

  • I am a tenant. Do I need the property owner’s approval?

  • If I apply for the design phase, do I have to re-apply for the construction phase?

  • Is there a grant match requirement?

  • Can I choose a design that will exceed the maximum grant amount 0f $50,000? If so, will I be required to pay for the difference?

  • How much in grant funding am I eligible to receive?

  • What does the anticipated timeline look like?

  • I am a property owner. Do I need to work with my tenant?

  • Do I get to choose my design consultant and the contractor for construction?