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Downtown Castle Rock is the heart of the community, both geographically and historically. It tells a story of who we are, and where we’ve been. It’s where people still come together to live, work and play.
The Town of Castle Rock recently launched its Downtown Historic Preservation Grant to preserve the historic buildings that contribute to the charm and character of Downtown. The purpose of the grant is to provide monetary assistance for the rehabilitation and restoration of historic properties within the Downtown Overlay District. The intent is to preserve the historic fabric of Downtown buildings and seek to better ensure their long-term viability, regardless of their historic landmark status.
“We’re excited to launch this new grant program,” said Development Services Director Tara Vargish. “Castle Rock’s historic Downtown is special to this community, and we hope the grant program will assist with the financial challenges of preserving some of our historic buildings.”
Through the grant program, up to $50,000 in grants will be awarded each year. Building owners or tenants, with owner approval, may apply for a grant. The maximum grant request is $25,000 per calendar year per project. Grants applications will be reviewed and awarded biannually.
Buildings must be at least 50 years old to be eligible for a grant. They don’t need to be landmarked, but they must have some historical significance. Priority will go to properties in the Downtown Core District, specifically around Courthouse Square.
For more information about the grant criteria and award requirements, or to apply, visit CRgov.com/DowntownHistoricGrant..
Background image courtesy of DCL Archives and Local History, Castle Rock, Colorado