Facelift Process

Facelift Process

  1. Eligibility

    Eligibility is based on the following:
    • Applicant / Owner
    • Improvements
    • Property
    • Target Areas
    See Eligibility Details for more information.
  2. Application

    Once an application is received, staff will confirm eligibility of the property and the proposed scope of work, notify the applicant that the application has been received and is under review, and arrange a Project Review meeting. See guidelines and complete an Application.
  3. Project Review Meeting

  4. Construction


    When all work and documentation is received, City staff will request invoice from contractor. A check will be sent to the contractor within two weeks. For payment to contractor the following must take place:
    • Final Inspection upon completion of the work. Final inspection is done by Operation Facelift Staff.
    • Complete the Project Completion form
    • Submit all Davis Bacon Compliance Paperwork

    Once complete, please turn in copies of the following:
    • Invoices
    • Certified Davis-Bacon payroll forms asking for reimbursement of applicable costs

Design Services

Operation Facelift Program offers complimentary Design Services.

Past Projects

The Operation Facelift Program has been in existence since 1998. 

The program has offered assistance to small businesses throughout the inner city in order to bring economic development to blighted communities. 

View Past Project.


Phone: 210.207.4686

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2017 selected projects
Avenida Guadalupe/West Downtown

908 West Houston Street

Beacon Hill/Five points

926 Fredericksburg Road
1446 North Flores
803 West Ashby

Las Palmas

117 Matyear

South San/Kindred

7802 Somerset

Wheatley Courts

2757 East Houston

World Heritage Site

2743 Roosevelt
5008 South Presa

September 1

2018 round of applications opens for select target areas.

October 14, 4:00 PM

Deadline for applications personally delivered

October 15, 5:00 PM

Deadline for applications via email.

November 15

Winners Announced