In 2018, Dublin City Council approved two applications for the inaugural Commercial Facade Improvements Program. The program aims to help improve the exterior of commercial and publicly used buildings in Historic Dublin. The three properties that received grants in 2018 are located at 53 North High Street, 24 South High Street and 113 South High Street.
The building at 113 South High Street underwent improvements to its roof, parking area and the walkway. The existing roof was updated, seven new parking spaces were added to the rear of the building and the parking lot was paved. A pedestrian walkway was also added, connecting Mill Street and High Street. Both the walkway and the new roof were updated to match the character of Historic Dublin.
The property at 24 South High Street also received a new roof. The asphalt shingles were replaced with a steel roofing. Additionally, new downspouts and gutters were added to the building.
At 53 North High Street, the main focus of the renovation was to the walkway along North Street. The concrete walkway along the side of the building bordering North Street was removed and a paved, brick walkway was added leading into the building. This update helped to improve the aesthetics of the area and to enhance the continuity between Historic Dublin and this property.