Facade Improvement

Downtown Partnership of Baltimore administers a Facade Improvement Program encouraging and assisting property and business owners in Downtown restore existing storefronts. Since 2002, Downtown Partnership has administered over $1 million in grants and leveraged millions in private investment.

The Facade Program covers 50% of eligible costs up to $10,000 on properties within the Downtown Management Authority. Property owners within Downtown Management Authority boundaries should review the application for details and contact Claudia Jolin.


For much of 2019, Downtown Partnership worked with local artists and stakeholders to increase public art displays and murals in the Bromo Arts District. Use the scroll box to your right to view the latest works of art along Fayette Street, Howard Street, and Lexington and Paca Streets.


Downtown Baltimore’s historically and architecturally significant buildings are highly desirable as renovated office, residential, retail or hotel conversions. Downtown Partnership works with the City’s Commission for Historic and Architectural Preservation to landmark buildings, lobby for historic tax credit improvements, create Planned Unit Developments, and coordinate other steps necessary to building preservation.

Along with preservation, Downtown Partnership assists local sustainability efforts by helping developers and property owners maximize building energy efficiency and meet the City’s green standards.

Bromo Arts District Mural

The Fort Meade Chief Petty Officer Association, United States Navy volunteered this fall to help Downtown Partnership of Baltimore and Bromo Arts District with the murals along Lexington and Paca Streets. Their volunteer efforts are much appreciated. #ProudlyBaltimore


UMMC Mural in Bromo

Together with the University of Maryland Midtown Campus, Hord Coplan Macht, and artist Greg Gannon, we added some color along Howard Street with a mural that reflects what goes on inside the Midtown Medical Campus. It creates a nice gateway to the @BromoDistrict, don't you think? #ProudlyBaltimore


Fayette Street Mural

We funded Kelsey Montague's mural across from the Everyman Theatre in the Bromo Arts District. It's part of her #Whatunitesus series and we're thrilled to see it completed. Special thanks to Everyman and Southern Management for helping make this happen.


Howard Street Mural

Baltimore Artist Megan Lewis completed this mural at 318 N. Howard Street. The colorful mural is brightening up the whole 300 block and allowed the Bromo Arts District and Downtown Partnership the opportunity to work with one of our favorite local artists.


217 N. Charles Street Facade Improvement

217 N. Charles Street received facade improvement grant funding to update the exterior painting and windows. The updated exterior now matches the interior - a new co-working space on the ground floor.


Gant Brunnett Architechts

Gant Brunett Architechts's update to their building at 15 W. Mulberry Street gave the street a nice pop of color. Facade improvement grant help restore older buildings, bringing them back to glory.


For Rent Shoes Facade Update

Downtown Partnership helped local retailer For Rent Shoes update their facade on Cathedral Street.


Filicori Zecchini Signage

Facade improvement grants help businesses install exterior signage, as well as update lighting, windows, painting, and more. DPOB helped Filicori Zecchini update their storefront at 1 E. Pratt Street.