Hoquiam’s Historic Preservation Commission to hold public meeting

The ’s Historic Preservation Commission is holding a public meeting and workshop to discuss the drafting of development guidelines for the Downtown Local Historic District and other properties on the local historic register.

The workshop will be held on Thursday March 10th at 4pm in the City of Hoquiam’s Council Chambers, at 609 8th Street, Hoquiam, WA.

The purpose of the workshop is to gather input from the public about what is important regarding historic preservation and it will give property owners information about what design guidelines are and how they can assist them with projects.

Design guidelines must include the following items:

Building types within the district

  1. Building sizes & proportions
  2. Façade elements (windows, doors, storefront systems, decorative details, exterior materials, etc.)
  3. Mechanical and electrical systems
  4. Signs and Displays
  5. Awnings
  6. Site Design
  7. Streetscape elements
  8. Additions to historic buildings
  9. New Construction
  10. Lighting
  11. Building Maintenance

The design guidelines will be financed in part with Federal funds from the National Park Service, Department of the Interior administered by the Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) and the City of Hoquiam. However, the contents and opinions will not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Department of the Interior, DAHP, nor does the mention of trade names or commercial products constitute endorsement or recommendation by the Department of the Interior or DAHP.

This program received Federal funds from the National Park Service.  Regulations of the U.S. Department of Interior strictly prohibit unlawful discrimination in departmental Federally Assisted Programs on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, or handicap.  Any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against in any program, activity, or facility operated by a recipient of Federal assistance should write to: Director, Equal Opportunity Program, U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, 1849 C Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20240.

For more information about this project, please contact Angie Bieker, with the City of Hoquiam at abieker@cityofhoquiam.com.

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