Hoquiam looking at funding for historic preservation; asking for input on guidelines

The has announced that their Historic Preservation Commission will be meeting next week to consider adopting design guidelines for the Historic District, and they are asking for public input.

The commission will hold a public meeting and public workshop at 4 pm on Wednesday, August 3rd in the Chambers at City Hall.

At the meeting, the City tells KXRO that they are scheduled to discuss the final draft of development guidelines for the Downtown Local Historic District and other properties on the local historic register.

The purpose of the workshop is to gather input from the public regarding the final draft, prior to the Commission adopting the guidelines and recommending them to the City Council for final approval.  These guidelines will define what is important regarding historic preservation and will give property owners information about what design guidelines are and how they can assist them with projects.

Design guidelines must include:

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 City says that 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.

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

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