Many downtown districts have historic and older buildings that need façade improvements and renovations. Ensuring that buildings are well maintained, restored and safe for access and occupancy should be the goal. In addition, keeping the buildings restored and updated according to standards and guidelines will add equity to the building, enhance the downtown visual appearance and experience and promote more development and investment. The process, however, could at times be cumbersome and costly. To encourage responsible stewardship of district buildings, façade rehabilitation and improvement programs should be enacted. This should include the allocation of dedicated funds, derived from various sources, that can be used as matching grants to encourage building owners to act.