The application process requires a conceptual design of your ideas for submission.
If you are unable to afford design services, Operation Facelift will provide one (1) complimentary design that enhances your building based on the budget.
As part of the Operation Facelift Program, we offer complimentary design services that:
- Analyze the building
- Offer suggestions for improvements
- Provide final storefront elevation drawing
Invitations for Bids
The City of San Antonio nor the Department of Planning and Community development is not involved in direct hire, payment, mitigation or termination of contractors.
The key objective of the program is to revitalize and return activity to commercial corridors. Fresh paint, new awnings, or complete facade rehabilitation all signal that something positive is happening. These first few steps can be the spark to ignite interest and spur new commercial activity. Operation Facelift provides a catalyst for these first steps.
Operation Facelift is a grant program with funds to support façade improvement projects on commercial buildings located in target areas. Participating projects are reimbursed for eligible façade improvements. The maximum grant award is $19,500 and funds are distributed on a reimbursement basis.
Selected contractors must adhere to Prevailing Wages. A meeting will be organized by the applicant with selected contractor and city staff prior to commencement of construction.
Funding is provided on a rebate basis upon completion of the improvements. Participants are responsible for financing the project (cash or bank loan), project management, hiring all consultants and contractors, obtaining all permits and approvals, correcting any code violations, paying Prevailing Wages on construction contracts, and maintenance of the façade improvements.
Applicants of the Operation Facelift Program, are the general contractor of proposed project. Final decisions will be made through them and invoicing will be made out to applicants.
Our operation facelift applicants are currently seeking skilled contractors to bid on the following projects.
Harlandale Target Area