Historic Structure Assessment
What is a Historic Structure Assessment grant?
A historic structure assessment creates a plan for how to take care of a historic building. The City of Louisville Historic Preservation Fund allows grants of up to $4,000 for a residential Historic Structure Assessment (HSA) and up to $9,000 for a commercial HSA for properties eligible to be landmarked. The purpose of the HSA is to create a priority list for structural and historical architectural elements which need to be preserved or restored. The Historic Structure Assessment grant does not commit the property owner or the City to a future landmark designation. City Staff, the Historic Preservation Commission and City Council will use this information for any future preservation/restoration grant applications.
What is the Historic Structure Assessment process?*
- Applicant meets with staff to discuss process
- Applicant submits the following:
- Staff conducts research on the property and schedules public hearing
- Historic Preservation Commission reviews the application at public hearing and determines if the property is eligible for the Historic Structure Assessment grant
- Applicant coordinates with one of the pre-approved professionals, of their choosing, to conduct the HSA
- Professional will conduct the HSA per the attached Scope of Work
- Staff reviews a draft of HSA report
- Applicant provides the final HSA and Invoice to staff for review and reimbursement
- Applicant meets with staff to discuss next steps