Case Studies for Best Practices
Case studies that show best practices when applying for design review to obtain a Certificate of Appropriateness.
Adaptive reuse of tavern into office with apartments
317 South Union Avenue
The applicant requested permission to rehabilitate and restore the street-facing façade, including fenestration (doors and windows), base panel, an awning, and re-painting the exterior. The work included systematic removal of non-historic materials. Some historic materials, notably wooden windows, will be replaced with new Fibrex-type materials. Exterior and trim will be primed and repainted using an historic color palette. The purpose of rehabilitation will serve new mixed uses for this long-vacant building.
Adaptive reuse of the Whitcomb Block / Pueblo Savings / Clark’s Building
300 North Main Street
NeighborWorks Southern Colorado landmarked the building in 2018, which made the building eligible for the State Historical Fund. The façade will be renovated for a mixed-use project. In this example, the design documents were acceptable for review by the Pueblo Historic Preservation Commission. Read the staff report and recommendation.
Restoration plan for La Veta Place / Arts Alliance Studios
107 South Grand Avenue
The Arts Alliance, a nonprofit, landmarked the building in 2016, which made the building eligible for the State Historical Fund. The façade needed extensive restoration, so they approached the project in two phases:
- State Historic Fund grant for construction documents. The funds paid for an architect who specialized in historic preservation.
- State Historic Fund grant for façade restoration work. The construction document demonstrated compliance with standards. The funds paid for labor and materials.
Visit the meeting agenda of April 2019 and find the staff report linked on case number HPC-19-07.It has detailed background about the historic building. You can find construction document specifications starting on page 40. Read the meeting minutes.