Owning A Historic Building

As a property owner in Old Town Pocatello, you have an asset that should grow in value if propertly cared for and maintained.  You're not in it alone.  Buildings and parking lots require routine work so they will still be standing and in use a hundred years from now.

 

Routine items not to be overlooked:

 

Keep parking lots swept, shoveled and re-stripped.  Seal coating will help extend the life of the asphault.

 

Keep sidewalks swept, shoveled and free of trash and debris.

 

Keep all landscaping in tip-top shape all year round.  Water, mow and fertilize grass.  Weed flower beds and landscape set back areas.  Plant flowers and plants native to this area. 

 

Keep wood framed windows painted and sealed.  If needed, sand and repaint promptly. 

 

Boards on windows are not acceptable unless prior approval has been obtained from the Historic Preservation Commission.  Broken windows should be replaced, not boarded up. 

 

Keep drain spouts and gutters clean and debris free. 

 

Clean graffitti within three days.  Statistics prove quick removal or painting over graffitti, depending on the surface, deters future tagging and damage. 

 

Budget for and schedule, concrete repair, brick re-pointing, a new roof when needed, building repaint and trim.  Just like with your home, curb appeal is everything.  You will attract and retain tenants, they will build successful businesses and your property value will increase if you take proper care of your property.

 

When planning any major work to your building be sure to speak with the Historic Preservation Commission prior to the work beginning.  They are familiar with the codes for a historic building and have vast knowledge and experience.  They are a resource and can be very helpful.  Terri Neu is the current City of Pocatello staff person serving the Commission.  Terri can be reached by calling 208-234-6500.

Design Guidelines For Structures In The Downtown Historic District
Design Guidelines.pdf
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Resources Available For Major Renovation Projects - We Can Help!

 

Building Doctor Program - The program may be used for preliminary consultation with an architect to develop plans for renovation of a building located in the Business Improvement District or in the Historic Warehouse District.  Click below to review the application.  Completed applications should be returned to the City of Pocatello, Planning & Development Services Department.

 
 
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Building Doctor Application
Building Doctor Application.pdf
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Facade Improvement Program - Property owners have the opportunity to make improvements to buildings located in the Business Improvement District or in the Historic Warehouse District using the facade improvement loan fund and sign program.  Click below to read about the programs available to property owners.

Facade Program Packet_2012.pdf
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Preservation Briefs - How To Care For Your Historic Building

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Revive @ 5 Summer Concerts

 Every Wednesday All  Summer!

The Bannock Civitan Club hosts the weekly Wedneday night concerts from 5-8pm at the Old Town Pavilion.  Admission is free and all are welcome.   Click here to see this year's line up!

 

Portneuf Valley Farmers Market  Open Saturdays 9am  to 1pm!  The Market will be open on Saturdays from 9am to 1pm through the end of October. 

 

Welcome Back Orange & Black,  Monday August 28!   The business community of Pocatello and Chubbuck will welcome back our ISU Bengals with the 6th Annual Welcome Back Orange & Black Communiversity Event on Monday, August 28.  All ISU students, faculty and staff are invited to attend this welcome back bash.  Lots of food, prizes and fun at the Old Town Pavilion from 4 to 7pm. 

 

September First Friday Art Walk            Friday September  1!   Old Town will be alive with crowds this Friday as we host the September First Friday Art Walk. Don't miss this opportunity to view and experience art by local artists as well as regional and national artists. The walk includes over twenty businesses, restaurants and galleries, some with art on display, some with the artist on hand and some providing a live demonstration. Refreshments are always available. You may also find live music along the way. All local residents and visitors are welcome. There is no charge to attend monthly Art Walks.

 

Be sure to visit The Kind Village installation taking place during Art Walk.  For more information click here

 

End of Summer Bash,  Wednesday  September 6!  End of Summer Bash on September 6th!  Don't miss the last Wednesday night concert of the Summer from 5-8pm at the Old Town Pavilion. Admission is free. Live music featuring the Kyd-J Band.  Great food by The Sand Trap.  Cold drinks, ice cream, balloons for the kids, and more!  Proceeds from beverage sales will help support the Pocatello Chiefs and their community projects.

 

Kind Community Kick Off Celebration,  Monday September  18!

On September 18, Old Town Pocatello and Kind Community are partnering to present our community with this year’s Kind Week Kick-off Celebration. From 5-9pm there will be food, music, activities, trolley rides and more for the families of Pocatello and Chubbuck. The event will take place on the East and West sides of the Center Street Underpass, in the Underpass, and along Union Pacific Avenue.  For more information about this Kind Event or for information about becoming a Kind Vendor during the Celebration please visitwww.kindcom.org

 

Oktoberfest

 Saturday September  30!  The AV Center Professional Aviation Services, Teton Honda and Teton Hyundai are proud to present the 12th Annual Oktoberfest Street Party at Portneuf Valley Brewing on Saturday, September 30th!  Gates open at 4pm with live music featuring Hot Pursuit, The Kyd-J Band and Gas, Food & Lodging beginning at 5pm.  Beer, brats, music, and Oktoberfest fun for the entire family. Half price admission for ISU students. Plan to join the street party after the ISU homecoming game!  

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