OCDC offers a wide range of programs, serving the downtown community from Inlet to 17th Street.
A. Facade Improvement Program: Offering technical and financial assistance to owners or tenants seeking to renovate or restore building facades.
B. Green Building Initiatives Program: Offering financial assistance to business and property owners seeking to install long term energy efficient products and methods.
C. Business Assistance Program: Offering financial assistance to property owners or commercial tenants seeking to locate or expand their business operations.
D. Public Art Program: OCDC recognizes the importance of art in the community. OCDC sponsors large and small projects throughout Ocean City. A popular offering is the painted utility box program. Businesses, individuals, or community groups can sponsor the painting of a utility box in their area.
E. Special Events: OCDC sponsors many special events throughout the downtown area including Sunset Park Party Nights summer concert series, OC Cruzers at Somerset Plaza, Shorecraft Beer Fest, etc. Please look under special events tab for more information on upcoming events.
F. Information Cottage: The Boardwalk Information Cottage, located on the Boardwalk between N.Division and Caroline Streets, is open weekends in May and September. Memorial Day through Labor Day, it is open 7 days a week.
Printed materials from your business can be showcased and available to the thousands of tourist that pass along the Boardwalk each day. Downtown Association staff members and volunteers are always available to answer questions and recommend the many accommodations, restaurants and attraction Ocean City has to offer.
If you are a business and would like to display your printed material at the Information Cottage, please call 410-289-7739 or email firstname.lastname@example.org To volunteer to work in the cottage, call 703-731-6515.
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G. Light Up Ocean City: Please help to bring the holiday spirit back to downtown Ocean City. The decorations at the South end of the city and the Inlet beach used to be a treat for locals and visitors alike. Over the years, all the festivities have moved to Northside Park. The Park has a wonderful display, but we feel there should be something to mark the holiday season downtown as well. We have launched a campaign to Light Up Downtown.