Small Business Grants

Downtown Property Enhancement Program 

Project Allocation: $ 300,000
 Amount Expended: 100%
Status:
COMPLETED - 4 properties have completed improvements ($69,000)
REALLOCATED - $ 231,000 in unused funds
Votes: 889   Voting finish among 12 projects approved:  #8
Project Description:
Provide multiple matching grants of up to $30,000 improve the visual appearance and condition of their storefronts and the accessibility of their building exteriors and ground floors. Funds could help make businesses and properties more inviting and attractive, providing better access to underutilized areas and reducing the burden of commercial vacancy on the community.

Implementing Entities:
Economic Development Division, City of Vallejo
Update:  Four (4) properties were awarded $69,000 in match funding for facade improvements, accessibility, and aesthetic improvements. Work is expected to be completed by Summer 2016.

Grant Awards:

 823 Marin Street ($29,563)
  Improvements include:
* Removal of iron stains from granite steps, repaint hand-rails on stairway & north side of building; re-caulk façade, windows, replace granite cornerstone; scrape & paint flagpole.
* Replace chain link fencing w/6 ft. ornamental iron or aluminum fencing and gates.
* New front landscaping, hardscape of permeable stone; planter boxes with drought-resistant perennial flowers
 823 Marin
400, 402, 408 Georgia Street, 600, 610, 614 Marin Street ($8,929)
Improvements include:
* Recover & reinstall 6 exterior awnings; 2) Install exterior building LED up/down flood light fixtures
 400 Georgia
 
342-350 Georgia Street ($4,014)
Improvements include:
* Signage
* Replace awning
 342 Georgia
 521 Georgia Street ($26,104)
Improvements include:
* Replace windows & repair lighting
* Façade & building refurbishing
* Entrance gate repairs and ADA compliance
* Landscaping & fencing 
 521 Georgia



Resources:
 Resolution No. 13-118 N.C
 Information & Application