Thursday, March 30, 2006

Scottsdale residents to meet April 8, 2006 on historic district designation

[Source: Don Meserve, City of Scottsdale] -- Meetings are scheduled on Saturday, April 8 with two Scottsdale neighborhoods being considered for local historic district designation. The neighborhood meeting with Cavalier Vista 3 & 4 residents is scheduled for 1:30 p.m., and with Scottsdale Estates 4 residents at 3 p.m.; both at Eldorado Community Center on Miller Road. Residents will learn what it means to be recognized as a significant historic district, why the neighborhood is considered eligible for designation, and how residents can participate in the designation process.

Based on public comment, the Historic Preservation Commission decided at the March meeting to begin a second application cycle for rehab matching funds for eligible exterior improvements for homes in existing historic districts -- Village Grove 1-6 and Town and Country Scottsdale. The workshop will be conducted on Saturday, April 8 at the Community Design Studio at 7506 E. Indian School Road from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Residents can discuss improvement plans and design ideas with staff and/or architects, and can learn details about the program, how to apply, and the selection process. Residents will be requested to submit applications by May 15. [Photo source: Jennifer Hibbard & Christine Kinchen.]