Facade and Rehab Grants


If you are a business or property owner in the DDA District, the YDDA has grant opportunities available for building rehabilitation and/or facade improvement projects. This is a reimbursement grant and the DDA will match up to 50% of your total project cost.


applications due may 31, 2024 at 4pm. 

Grant Eligibility and Requirements
Example of Scoring Rubric

Please download the application at the link below and send completed application to elize@ypsilantidda.org.
YDDA Building Facade and Rehab Grant Application 


2023 facade and Rehab grant recipients:

  • 17-21 E. Cross St – Brick repair and awnings
  • 10 N. Washington St – Reopening a boarded up window to create a walk-up window, awning
  • 36 N. Washington St – Awning Replacement
  • 118 W. Michigan Ave – Exterior trim, lighting, paint, brickwork.

2022 Facade and Rehab Grant Recipients:

  • 406 W. Michigan – Interior and exterior renovation.
  • 114 W. Michigan – Unicorn Feed and Supply – Roof replacement
  • 19 S. Adams – Growing Hope Marketplace –  Removal and reconstruction of the top 24-28’ of parapet wall.

2021 Facade and Rehab Grant Recipients:
Grant program was still accepting covid outdoor extension submissions in 2021

  • 206 W. Michigan Ave- Ziggys-  ADA hallway to the back door, outdoor patio extension.
  • 212 W. Michigan Ave- Interior restoration to original state circa 1920s .
  • 432 W. Michigan Ave-  Facade improvements including a mural painted by local artist Narooz Soliman.
  • 9-11 S. Washington St- Window restoration, tuckpointing, commission of mural by CW Creatyv
  • 124 Pearl St- Ypsi Alehouse-  Large outdoor tents

2020 Facade and Rehab Grant Recipients:

  • 217 W. Michigan Ave- Window replacement and repair
    The rest of the June 2020 Facade grant funds were redirected to a COVID-19 Relief fund for storefront and patio extensions. Find more information here.

2019 Facade and Rehab Grant Recipients:

  • Bona Sera Restaurant- New Flooring
  • Go Ice Cream- New Flooring – Complete
  • 133 W. Michigan – Upper Floor windows – facing Washington St.
  • 50 N. Huron- Cornice Restoration
  • Ypsilantique- Facade upgrade
  • Thrift Store of Ypsilanti- foundation support repairs
  • Hyperion Coffee- Window installment
  • Ypsilanti Auto Museum – Historical Marker

October 2018 Facade and Rehab Grant Recipients:

  • 117 Pearl St- Facade restoration – complete
  • 100 W. Michigan- Facade removal
  • 101 W. Michigan- Facade restoration
  • 209 Pearl- Alleyway conversion into a restaurant patio
  • Veg-o-rama- Interior renovations- complete
  • Sidetrack- First floor window installation – complete
  • Ypsilanti Food Co/op- ADA accessible front door replacement