City hosts open house for Historic Resources Survey update
The City of Georgetown will host an open house meeting July 13 at 6 p.m. in City Council Chambers, 101 E. Seventh St., to discuss the 2016 Historic Resources Survey cumulative results.
The survey, which is an update of the 1984 and 2007 Historic Resources Surveys, was completed by consultants Cox-McLain Environmental Consulting Inc. The survey included properties in the Historic Overlay Districts as well as those in the 1984 and 2007 surveys that are outside of the overlay districts that were constructed prior to 1975.
The 2016 survey identifies 1,677 properties: 191 high priority resources, 589 medium priority resources, and 897 low priority resources. Of the properties that were also documented on the prior surveys, 236 properties on the 2016 Survey changed priority status, including:
- 57 properties that were upgraded in priority of which five properties went from medium to high priority, three properties went from low to high priority, and 49 properties went from low to medium priority.
- 179 properties were downgraded in priority of which 14 properties went from high to medium priority and 165 properties went from medium to low priority.
Property owners with questions about their property’s classification or who would like to provide more information about the history of their property are asked to contact the Planning Department by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at (512) 930-2545 to set up an appointment. Individual meetings for property owners to meet with the historians are available July 13. Additional meeting dates are available upon request.
For more information and to view the Historic Resources Survey, visit historic.georgetown.org/introduction/historic-resource-survey.