May 6, 2024

City of Virginia Beach Development Authority Awards 16 Facade Improvement Grants

The matching grants of up to $10,000 were awarded to help eligible businesses.

Sixteen small businesses have won matching grants of up to $10,000 each to improve their properties in Virginia Beach.

The City of Virginia Beach Development Authority (VBDA) awarded the Facade Improvement Grants to eligible businesses and property owners to make exterior improvements to their buildings.

Since the program’s start four years ago, VBDA has awarded $400,000 to 55 small businesses that in return have invested about $1.9 million in the community.

The program, which is administered by the Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development, provides the grants for improvements such as paint, fencing, parking upgrades, signage, accent or security lighting and other enhancements that will help improve the appearance and attractiveness of the property.

“We are thrilled to be able to award 16 grants this year, the fourth year of this program,” said Lisa Murphy, VBDA chair. “The response to the program has been overwhelming, and we have seen the positive impact that it has had on our commercial corridors. We hope to have the ability to offer this program again next year to incentivize small businesses to enhance the appearance of their buildings in a manner that contributes to the overall revitalization of our city.”

Congratulations to the 2024 recipients:

  • Plaza Bakery
  • Get Nail’D Nail Salon
  • Yorkies Modern Deli
  • 21st Street Grill
  • DuBay Properties
  • Chambord Commons
  • 204 Pizza
  • Pinnacle Group Engineering
  • Koch Development Corporation
  • 1st Class Assets Real Estate
  • Chez Madeleine Salon & Day Spa
  • Jungle Golf Miniature Golf & Games
  • North Bay Surf & Adventure
  • Cosmo’s Corner Doggie Day Care
  • MPN Group & Virginia Beach School of the Arts
  • Ives Contracting

More information is available at Grants are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis and will be scored based on the evaluation criteria, which is available online. The 2025 opportunity will be announced in January 2025.

About Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development

Virginia Beach, one of Virginia’s most populous cities, resides where the Chesapeake Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. The mission of the Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development is to drive economic vitality and inclusive prosperity in the city by fostering the attraction and creation of new investment, innovation, and jobs.

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