About

If you are a business owner, the Façade and Tenant Improvement Programs can help you enhance the appearance of your commercial building to reduce blight and encourage economic development. Grants are used for approved exterior and interior renovations to commercial and mixed-use properties. See before and after photos from the Facade Improvement Program. (PDF)

Your business or property must be located in an eligible area including the following Project Areas:

  • Broadway/MacArthur/San Pablo
  • Central City East
  • Central District
  • Coliseum

Eligible improvements

Eligible Facade ImprovementsEligible Tenant Improvement
  • New paint job
  • Doors and storefront systems
  • New awnings and canopies
  • Window replacement
  • New signage
  • Rehabilitation of historic facades
  • Landscaping and exterior lighting
  • Hazardous materials abatement, such as asbestos removal
  • Demolition and shell reconstruction
  • Plumbing, mechanical, electrical & HVAC
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance
  • Interior design and décor
  • Historic restoration of interior features


Grant funding


The applicant can be reimbursed up to fifty percent--or up to a maximum of $30,000 - once construction is complete and the terms stated in the Reimbursement Agreement have been met. All the improvements must be visible from the public right of way.

Please scroll down for area boundaries, maps and the respective project managers for each area.

For general information on both the Façade and Tenant Improvement Programs, please contact Brandon Wolinsky at (510) 238-3250 or bwolinsky@oaklandnet.com.

Broadway/ MacArthur/ San Pablo
BMSP Project Area Map

The Broadway/MacArthur/San Pablo (BMSP)Redevelopment Area comprises two distinct areas in North Oakland: the Broadway Auto Row and Telegraph Avenue between 27th Street and 42nd Street, and San Pablo Avenue between 53rd Street and 67th Street.

Areas shaded on this map are served by both the Facade Improvement Program and the Tenant Improvement Program.

Boundaries: Broadway/MacArthur sub-area: Broadway, Highway 24, 27th Street and 42nd Street; plus Martin Luther King, Jr. Way between West MacArthur Boulevard and 40th Street. San Pablo sub-area: San Pablo Avenue and Vallejo Street between 53rd Street and 67th Street.

Click here for a larger map of the Broadway/ MacArthur/San Pablo project area.

FIP - North Oakland Map

Inactive Area: For Reference Only

The Facade Improvement Program previously provided Façade grants only within this project area.

For more information about the Facade and Tenant Improvement Programs in the Broadway/MacArthur/ San Pablo area, please contact Brian Kendall at bkendall@oaklandnet.com or (510) 238-7403.
Central City East
Map of Central City East Redevelopment Project Area

The Central City East (CCE) Redevelopment Area contains portions of the Eastlake, Fruitvale, Central East Oakland and Elmhurst neighborhoods that make up central and eastern Oakland.

Areas shaded on this map are served by both the Facade Improvement Program and the Tenant Improvement Program.

Boundaries: International Boulevard, Lakeshore Avenue, Foothill Boulevard, MacArthur Boulevard and the San Leandro border

- Click here for a larger map of the Central City East project area.

FIP - CCE Map

Inactive Area: For Reference Only

The Facade Improvement Program previously provided grants Façade grants only within this project area.

To see a large map, please click here.

For more information about the Facade and Tenant Improvement Programs in Central City East, please contact Brandon Wolinsky at (510) 238-3250 or bwolinsky@oaklandnet.com.
Central District
Central District Project Area Map

The Central District covers portions of Downtown, Uptown, Chinatown, Old Oakland and Jack London.

Boundaries: Embarcadero, Grand Avenue, Lake Merritt, I-980

- Click here for a larger map of the Central District project area.

For more information about the Facade and Tenant Improvement Programs in the Central District area, please contact Brian Kendall at (510) 238-7403 or bkendall@oaklandnet.com.
Coliseum
Coliseum Redevelopment Project Area Map - Small

The general boundaries of the Coliseum Redevelopment Area are the San Leandro border to the south; 22nd Avenue to the north; International Boulevard to the east; and the Oakland Estuary, San Leandro Bay and Oakland International Airport to the west.

Boundaries: Oakland International Airport/Oakland Estuary, San Leandro border, International Boulevard, 22nd Avenue

- Click here for a larger map of the Coliseum project area.

FIP - Elmhurst Map

Inactive Area: For Reference Only

The Facade Improvement Program previously provided Façade grants within this project area.

To see the an enlarged map, please click here.

For more information about the Facade and Tenant Improvement Programs in the Coliseum area,please contact Brandon Wolinsky at (510) 238-3250 or bwolinsky@oaklandnet.com.

Unfunded Program Area West Oakland
FIP - WO Map

At this time, West Oakland has no funding for these programs

Boundaries: Emeryville, I-980, and 18th, Pine and Wood streets

- Click here for a larger map of the West Oakland project area


Contact Us

Phone Numbers

Email Address

bwolinsky@oaklandnet.com