Businesses receiving loan proceeds must create or retain at least one full-time equivalent job.
On July 10, 2007, the Stockton City Council approved revisions to the City's Commercial Loan Program to better serve the needs of the Stockton business community.
These revisions expanded the program boundary beyond the downtown core and increased funding available to commercial property owners.
The City offers a Façade Improvement Forgivable Loan to enhance the exterior of commercial, nonresidential properties (including nonprofit groups) located within Downtown, South Stockton, North Stockton, and Midtown. Application fee of $525.
This City program reduces or eliminates building permit and associated public facilities fees for many downtown projects. If the project rehabs an existing downtown building vacant for six months or longer, most permit fees will be waived. Demolitions, new construction, or expansions do not qualify.
An application, obtained from the City's Economic Development Department or the Downtown Stockton Alliance, is required prior to applying for a permit.
The program boundary includes the Downtown Stockton Business Improvement District.
The City will grant up to $7,500 to commercial property owners to fix code violations that endanger the health or safety of employees or general public.
The responsible party (property owner or business owner) must demonstrate that alternate sources of funds (such as savings or loans) are not available to fix the problem.
Rather than paying development fees"at the time a building permit is issued, the developer of a qualified non-residential project may elect to defer a portion of those fees.
For more information on any program or for an application by mail, contact the Economic Development Department.
This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 8/11/2015