Historic Preservation Grant Available
The City of Fredericksburg understands that some homeowners may need assistance in covering the expenses related to maintenance of historic properties. Homeowners with structures in need of exterior maintenance are eligible to apply for funding assistance. Here is the application for the Historic Preservation Grant administered by the City of Fredericksburg. The funds are available on a first-come-first-serve basis and are designed for owners in need of financial assistance. Funds are offered as a reimbursement. If you would like to apply for the grant, please contact Anna Hudson, Historic Preservation Officer, at City Hall, 126 West Main Street, 830-990-2026 to discuss the scope of work and assistance needed.
2018 Historic Resource Survey
The City of Fredericksburg has contracted Cox|McLain Environmental Consulting, Inc. (CMEC) of Austin, Texas, to complete a historic resources survey of areas outside of the existing historic district that have not been documented before. Survey teams from CMEC were in Fredericksburg to conduct the survey during the first week of May. The CMEC historians photo-documented properties from the public right-of-way and recorded details about architectural style and alterations on tablet computers. They will provide a new database for staff to use. Each property in the survey will be given a rating of High, Medium, or Low depending on the age and integrity of the structures. The Historic Review Board will receive a draft report from CMEC by November 2018 and will use the report to determine if the existing historic district should be expanded or not. Anyone who has history or historic photos about the survey area are encouraged to share information at FBGsurvey@coxmclain.com
Inventory Sheets for all properties surveyed are available here. Survey ID corresponds to number on the map.
Map of Inventoried Properties and Proposed District Expansion as of Nov 13, 2018.
A public meeting was held on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, at the Hill Country University Center to give property owners more information about the survey results. The meeting included a presentation by City staff and CMEC followed by time for questions and answers. Property owners were able to see what architectural rating is being proposed for each property and are welcome to give feedback. If you were unable to attend the meeting and want more information about the survey, please refer to the Inventory Sheets to see the proposed rating and if the property is in the proposed historic district expansion area.
The public is welcome to provide comments and feedback now thru December 5, 2018. Comment Card available for download.
The presentation given by the Historic Preservation Officer can be viewed here.