Owning A Historic Building
As a property owner in Historic Downtown 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 sign/awning work work, replacement or a new sign/awning or 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.
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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.
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Historic Downtown Pocatello
420 N Main St
Pocatello, ID 83204
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Haunted History Walking Tours
October 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 & 24!
Our friends from Spiro Paranormal are back to entertain you during this year's 12th Annual Haunted History Walking Tours! Smaller group sizes and safety precautions in place. Tickets go on sale now. Click here for details and to purchase tickets. Don't wait, because these tours sell out every year!
First Friday Art Walk
The October First Friday Art Walk will be held in locations throughout Historic Downtown Pocatello on Friday, October 2. The festivities will begin at 5pm and will include local and regional art, live music, food, fashion and more. Plan now to come stroll through Downtown and enjoy the charm of our monthly Art Walk!
Great Pumpkin Festival
The Great Pumpkin Festival and Farmers Market Fall Festival will return to Historic Downtown Pocatello on Saturday, October 3. From 9am to 2pm enjoy everything Fall! Decor, pumpkins, harvest produce, vendors with all types of items for the holiday season and more!
Portneuf Valley Farmers Market Now Open!
The Farmers Market will be open every Saturday from 9am to 1pm through the end of October at the Downtown Pavilion. Plan to come purchase local, fresh produce and food items.
Relight the Night Historic Neon Sign Project
Relight the Night is in the process of completing the fundraising necessary to relight the Buster Brown Neon Sign. Donations are currently being accepted. To help make this next sign relighting possible click on the Donate Now button below. Thank you!
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