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Exterior Rehabilitation Program for Homeowners in Historic Districts - Applications Now Open

The Historic Preservation Program is developing a variety of incentive programs to assist the homeowners in historic district neighborhoods with protecting and maintaining the exterior features of their homes that give their neighborhood a distinct character. City Council has budgeted funds specifically to assist homeowners in historic districts.

Applications Now Open: The Historic Preservation Office is currently accepting new applications for the Historic Residential Exterior Rehabilitation (HRER) Program.

Rehab Program: The Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) developed the HRER Program to assist the homeowners in neighborhood historic districts with maintaining the special historic character of the exterior of their homes. Applications for HRER funding were received from 2006 to 2013. Projects have been approved for funding and most have been successfully completed. Applications are now being accepted for the HRER Program for the remainder of the current fiscal year through June 2014. The Historic Preservation Commission will review applications for funding in the order they are received and could select projects for funding at their regular monthly meeting until all of the available HRER program funds for the fiscal year have been committed. The Commission has regular meetings on the second Thursday of each month.

To determine projects eligible for funding, staff will review the applications as they are received and make a recommendation to the HPC. Staff may invite citizens with specialized expertise to assist in reviewing the applications if several are received at one time. The Commission will make the final selection and award the amounts. Construction cannot begin on a project until after the HPC awards the grant.

This is a competitive selection process and the most appropriate projects for homes in the historic districts will be selected. The maximum reimbursement amount for the selected projects is 50% of the total cost up to $7,500. In order to comply with the state and local legal requirements for the disbursement of funds to private individuals, the selected homeowners must agree to maintain the exterior of their home and dedicate a Conservation Easement. The application form and a guide for the applications and the required legal forms for participating in this program are below.

2013-2014 Application (pdf/29kb/4 pp)
Program Guidelines  (pdf/29kb/4pp)
Deed of Conservation Easement (pdf/36kb/7 pp)
Exterior Rehabilitation Agreement (pdf/40kb/6pp)
HRER Replacement Window Policy (pdf/104kb/2pp)
Historic District Map for Village Grove 1-6 (pdf/216kb/1p)
Historic District Map for Town and Country Scottsdale (pdf/135kb/1p) 


Guidelines:
In June 2005 City Council designated the first two 1950s neighborhoods in Scottsdale as historic districts - Village Grove 1-6 and Town and Country Scottsdale. In July 2011 City Council approved the first townhouse historic district - Villa Monterey Units 1-7.  Preservation Guidelines have now been prepared for each neighborhood to guide the owners in preparing plans for repairs, additions or alterations that are appropriate for their historic area. The most current guidelines are below.

In June 2005 City Council designated the first two 1950s neighborhoods in Scottsdale as historic districts - Village Grove 1-6 and Town and Country Scottsdale. In July 2011 City Council approved the first townhouse historic district - Villa Monterey Units 1-7.  Preservation Guidelines have now been prepared for each neighborhood to guide the owners in preparing plans for repairs, additions or alterations that are appropriate for their historic area. The most current guidelines are below.

 

Historic Preservation Guidelines for Village Grove Historic District (pdf/3mb/60pp)
Historic Preservation Guidelines for Town and Country Historic District (pdf/7.7mb/45pp)  
Historic Preservation Guidelines for Villa Monterey Units 1-7 Historic District (pdf/60Kb/13pp)


Key Points on the Program:

  • Owners of homes in the three historic districts approved by City Council (Village Grove, Town and Country and Villa Monterey) are the only people eligible to apply for these funds.
  • Projects will be selected on a competitive basis and the ones that best protect and maintain the historic character of homes in the area will be ranked highest.
  • Use the Preservation Guidelines for your neighborhood and the Program Guidelines to prepare the most appropriate plans.
  • Funds are available for reimbursement only after the project is completed; the maximum City funding per home is $7,500.

The Historic Preservation Office is currently accepting applications for the Historic Residential Exterior Rehabilitation Program.  Please check this site for updates, or contact the Historic Preservation Office.