Cuyahoga County Department of Development Announces Storefront Renovation Program
August 21 2012 - Shaker Heights Shop Owners Encouraged to Apply.
The Cuyahoga County Department of Development (DoD) has announced its 2012 storefront renovation rebate program (SRRP) for property owners and business tenants in communities across Cuyahoga County.
Eligible projects can receive up to a 30 percent rebate to a maximum of $11,400, on projects totaling no more than $38,000. Property owners and tenants can apply through the City of Shaker Heights Economic Development Department at
for improvements to their storefronts on items such as signage, awnings, entryways, exterior painting and lighting, etc.With the SRRP, the County hopes to facilitate façade improvements and correct exterior code violations. These improvements lead to revitalized commercial areas, limination of blight and serve to enhance the livability of surrounding neighborhoods. The funds are available only for existing storefronts and independently owned businesses (franchise and chain businesses are not eligible). Funds are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis through the end of 2012. Businesses in Shaker Heights interested in participating in the Storefront Renovation Rebate Program must obtain an application from the Economic Development director in Shaker Heights. For full details and to download an application, visit: http://work-live-shakerheights.com/additional-resources/