I am pleased to announce that the Escondido City Council recently approved an allocation of $100,000 in the Capital Improvement Project budget for businesses wishing to make exterior improvements to their properties.

The Façade and Property Improvement Program was first established in 1988, and initially focused on businesses in Escondido’s historic downtown. Since then, the program has been expanded to include all permitted-use commercial and industrial properties within the city limits. To date, over 160 properties have benefitted from this successful program, which has awarded over $1 million in grants representing $9.8 million in private investment. The grant program provides matching funds of up to $25,000 per property based on linear frontage to a street or alley.

Recent grant recipients include Plan 9 Alehouse and BK Cellars Urban Winery and Tasting Lounge. Businesses in our pedestrian-oriented areas, like our historic Downtown and the Escondido Creek Trail, and businesses in our target economic areas, like South Escondido Boulevard and East Valley Parkway, are especially encouraged to apply.


Escondido is committed to our business community’s success by providing public funds to encourage private investment.  For more information, contact Michelle Geller in the City Manager’s Office at (760) 839-4587 or mgeller@escondido.org