Commercial District Program

For commercial property owners, we offer grants up to $100,000 for improvements intended to significantly improve the appearance of the building.

Second round of the East Side Commercial District Program is now closed. Check back regularly for info on the launch of the third round.  


  • Owners must contribute a minimum of 10% of the project costs.
  • Taxes must be current.
  • Although owners have input into the scope of work, Broadway Fillmore NHS makes the final determination on what is a sufficient scope of work to qualify for the grant.
  • There is a five-year maintenance declaration that is filed with the Erie County Clerk.

Target Areas for the Program:  We operate two programs:

  • Broadway Fillmore – Broadway between Reed Street and Memorial Drive; & Fillmore between Sycamore and Paderewski.
  • MLK Neighborhood – Fillmore between North Parade & East Ferry.

For more information, call our Commercial District Program Manager, Brandi Barrett at 716-852-3130 ext. 4.

Click here for a link to the August 9th Public Meeting at East High School.

Click here for additional information on the program.

636 Fillmore Ave

MLK Park Business District

Click here for MLK application

Broadway-Fillmore Business District

Click here for Broadway Fillmore application

Al Cohen’s Bakery (Before and After Renovation)

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