Advantages of Forming a Historic District

There are a whole host of reasons to form a historic district. Not only does it put the future of the neighborhood squarely in the hands of the residents that live there, but there are also substantial financial and environmental benefits. Forming a historic district also strengthens the community of a neighborhood and ensures a continued sense of place.

Learn more about the advantages of forming a local historic district in these articles:

What About My Property Values?

What About My Property Values?

Members of the steering committee have been meeting with neighbors in small groups by block and one of the questions that comes up over and over again is, "What is this going to do to my property values?" Some people are worried that being in a historic district will...

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The Greenest Building – a documentary

The Greenest Building – a documentary

“The greenest building is the one that is already built.” -Carl Elefante, architect.The Greenest Building, a 60-minute documentary, will be shown on Wed. May 29th at 7pm at the Masonic Lodge at 225 W Oak Street. It is sponsored by the Protect Our Old Town Homes group...

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What’s So Significant About the Loomis Addition?

What’s So Significant About the Loomis Addition?

George Washington never visited the Loomis Addition. It's not the site of a critical discovery that will save humankind. And though we have some grand houses, most are of the middle-class variety. So what's so significant about the Loomis Addition that we would want...

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Financial Incentives Helped Us!

Financial Incentives Helped Us!

In 2013, City Council approved the creation of the Whitcomb Street Historic District. Once the district was formed, property owners were able to take advantage of significant financial incentives from the State. The following is one family's story. Our house was built...

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Creating a Historic District

Want to learn more about historic districts? From financial benefits to environmental impacts and more, you can find a variety of articles under these topics:

Dive Into the History of the Loomis Addition

Curious about the history of our neighborhood? Learn more through these articles:

Additional Fort Collins Preservation Resources

If you’d like to find out more about historic preservation or historic districts, check out these links.