Facade Improvement Program

The Edgewater Façade Improvement Program improves storefronts within Broadway and Devon commercial districts, also known as Special Service Area 26 (SSA #26).

The program reimburses business and property owners for improvements to their facades at a rate of 50% up to $5,000. To you, the business or property owner, a renovation to your façade means a more noticeable and appealing business and possible energy savings, depending on the type of improvements. The goal of the program is to enhance the streetscape with good design and visual interest, and to create pedestrian scale where appropriate. Eligible properties include commercial, industrial or residential property within SSA #26.

Edgewater Facade Improvement Application

City of Chicago Design Guidelines