WEST LINN - Funds are still available for the 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:
• 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.
• Second Priority: Removes incompatible features or restores missing or altered historic features on elevations not visible from the public right-of-way.
• 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 . Applications must be submitted by March 24, 2014 and will be reviewed by the Historic Review Board in April 2014. 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. Please direct any questions to Sara Javoronok, Associate Planner at 503-722-5512.