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Updated: 11 Facade Improvement Projects Underway in Downtown Ocean City

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OCEAN CITY, Md.- It's safe to say Ocean City is one of the most popular tourist destinations on Delmarva. As you can imagine, there's a lot that goes into making sure the town looks attractive and clean. That's why 11 projects are underway, making facade improvements to older buildings in the downtown area.

Over 220 properties in downtown Ocean City have been renovated through the Ocean City Development Corporation's facade improvement program, which was started in 2002.

"It's really to address exterior improvements, such as siding, windows, doors, almost anything on the exterior except for roofs. For us, it's been our best revitalization tool," said OCDC Executive Director Glenn Irwin.

Irwin says both commercial and residential buildings are eligible for the program.

Buildings must be located within the  State designated Sustainable Communities Area which is generally located between the Inlet and 17th  Street.  This area comprises downtown Ocean City and is the oldest section of Ocean City.

The facade improvement program is funded by state grants, and each application can receive up to $7,500 to make improvements.

"One can receive up to $7,500. However, there's a lot of private investment going into match that," said Irwin.

Irwin said the program has spurred about $6.5 million in private investment in the downtown area.

To learn more about the facade improvement program and apply, call the OCDC at 410-289-7739.

 

 

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