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The intent of the Historic Preservation Ordinance is to protect and enhance Belton's attractiveness to visitors. It provides guidelines for orderly and efficient growth and development and encourages appropriate use of historic properties within the City.
Historic Preservation Commission
The Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) is a citizen commission appointed by the City Council to preserve, protect and promote the City of Belton's historic resources through preservation, public education, community partnerships, and heritage tourism. The Historic Preservation Commission's responsibilities include:
- Evaluating Certificate of Appropriateness applications for historically zoned properties.
- Evaluating and recommending properties and districts for historic designation.
- Administering the requirements of the Secretary of Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation.
The HPC meets at 5 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month in the Wright Room at the Harris Community Center.
HPC Chair Shelia Donahue • Dorothy Coppin • Tammie Baggerly • Ty Hendrick • Diane Pressley
Belton recently established an Historic Tax Exemption Program, giving a tax break for historically significant properties that complete major rehabilitation or restoration. Learn more about the Historic Tax Exemption Program. Apply for Belton's Historic Tax Exemption program using this application.
The Facade Improvemen Grant Program (FIG) was created in 2006 as a single payment reimbursement to property owners per building/business, and in some situations, tenants. Facade grants are available on a 50/50 matching basis with a cap of $10,000 per façade adjacent to a public street or alley, with a maximum two facades eligible for a grant. A downtown building with two street facing facades is eligible for a maximum grant of $20,000. Facade Grant funds focus on exterior work (visible to the traveling public) on storefronts, commercial buildings, and commercial residential buildings in the Downtown Development District. Find more information in this packet.
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Historic Preservation Commission Agendas14 documents
2017 HPC Agendas & Packets8 documents
- HPC Meeting Agenda - February 2, 2017
- HPC Meeting Agenda - May 11, 2017
- HPC Meeting Agenda - June 22, 2017
- HPC Meeting Agenda - July 13, 2017
- HPC Workshop & Meeting Agendas for September 14, 2017
- HPC Meeting Agenda - October 19, 2017
- HPC Meeting Agenda - November 16, 2017
- HPC Meeting Agenda & Packet - December 14, 2017