Historic Belton

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Kelly Trietsch
Historic Preservation Officer
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Email Kelly Trietsch at
ktrietsch@beltontexas.gov.

Appreciating Historic Belton
Belton has several neighborhoods with historically and culturally significant structures, many dating back to the late 1800s. These buildings provide historic character and ambiance to the City. In an effort to preserve and protect the integrity of these structures, the Belton City Council has approved an Historic Preservation Ordinance and designated five historic districts: South Main Historic District, Lower West Belton Historic District, Downtown Commercial Historic District, Central Belton Historic District, and North Central Belton Historic District. 
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Purpose
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: 

Meetings
The HPC meets at 5 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month in the Wright Room at the Harris Community Center.

Members
HPC Chair Shelia Donahue  •  Dorothy Coppin  •  Tammie Baggerly  •   Diane Pressley  •  Barratt Covington 

Grants/Programs
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 Improvement 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. Downtown Corner_small

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2018 HPC Agendas & Packets4 documents

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2017 HPC Agendas & Packets8 documents

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Historic Preservation Commission Minutes - 20182 documents

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