East Side Commercial Districts Program

Commercial Real Estate

This northbound aerial view of Bailey Avenue at the intersection with Kensington shows the beginning of the Kensington Bailey Commercial District.

About East Side Commercial Districts Program

Up to $50,000 in grant assistance is available to commercial property owners in four commercial districts with buildings in need of exterior and interior repairs. ESD is working with district Local Program Administrators to administer the program and allocate $500,000 to each of the four target districts. Working with a LPA ensures decisions are made at a local level with oversight from the community non-profit.  Building owners are required to contribute 15% of the total project costs. 

Project Status

Applications for the first round of the East Side Commercial Districts Program were due Jan. 31, 2020.  Awards are anticipated in summer 2020.  

Transforming the Corridors’ Business Districts

This $2 million program is creating an expanded building renovation program in four investment areas—Jefferson Avenue Commercial District, MLK Park Business District, Broadway Fillmore, and Kensington Bailey—to improve the business climate, combat vacancies, and contribute to the overall revitalization of the corridors.