Old Town Facade Improvement Program

Placentia Old Town PhotoIn its continuing effort to support the development of the Old Town Placentia District, the City of Placentia 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. The City accepts applications on an ongoing basis and applicants will be placed on a waiting list based on the current list of pending projects and funding availability. To apply for the program and see the complete program guidelines, please click on the link below.

For further information, you can contact Elsa Robinson, Management Analyst at erobinson@placentia.org at (714) 993-8189.

How much funding is available?

The program will provide up to $15,000 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:

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What types of improvements are eligible?

Exterior facade improvements such as murals, removal of stucco, exterior painting, awnings, exterior signs, windows, brickwork, and more.

Program Documents

Old Town Facade Improvement Program Flyer (PDF)

Old Town Facade Improvement Program Guidelines and Application (PDF)