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Historic rehab grants now available

Application deadline is Sept. 16


The city of West Linn announced a 2013 round of the rehabilitation grant program for restoration, rehabilitation and/or repair of historic buildings.

To be eligible for the grant, the building must be an eligible contributing building in the National Register Willamette Falls Neighborhood Historic District or listed individually on the National Register of Historic Places.

Projects must be on the exterior of the building, but cannot be new construction or an addition. All projects must meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation.

There is a limited amount of available funding and it will be distributed based on the degree to which the work meets the following priorities:

n First priority: Restores integrity to the architectural style by removing incompatible features, alterations or additions and/or restores missing or altered historic features on elevations visible from the public right of way.

n Second priority: Removes incompatible features or restores missing or altered historic features on elevations not visible from the public right of way.

n Third priority: Repairs or replaces in-kind deteriorated historic features that are visible from the public right of way or projects that preserve the integrity, safety and stability of elevations of the building not visible from the right of way.Grant applications are available in the planning department at city hall or online at tinyurl.com/l2o8647.

Applications must be submitted by Sept. 16 and will be reviewed by the West Linn Historic Review Board in October. The grants are limited to a maximum of $2,000 and require a 50 percent match.

The project must be completed with all paperwork submitted by July 31, 2014.

Direct any questions to Sara Javoronok, associate planner, at 503-722-5512 or to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .



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