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.

 

Design Guidelines For Structures In The Downtown Historic District
Design Guidelines.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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Certificate of Appropriateness.pdf
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Sign and Awning Matching Grant Program
Sign Awning Grant Program_OTP.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [20.2 KB]

 

 

Historic Downtown Pocatello

420 N Main St

Pocatello, ID 83204

208.232.7545

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News

Celebrate Maker's Month

During the month of June, Historic Downtown Pocatello will be celebrating Maker’s Month, a celebration of all things made by local hands.  Art, music, fashion and more!  We have a line up for the month and you are invited to join us!

 

Farmers Market 

Now Open!

The Portneuf Valley Farmers Market to open for another exciting season. The market will be open every Saturday at the Downtown Pavilion, 420 N. Main St., from 9am to 1pm through the end of October.

 

Crafter's Market

Now Open!

Be sure to stop by The Crafter's Market at Station Square. This indoor market is open on Saturdays from 10am to 2pm inside Station Square located at 200 S. Main. Discover unique and exciting locally crafted items with over 20 vendors each week.

 

Monday Food Truck Round Up!

Every Monday at the Downtown Pavilion enjoy a variety of food trucks serving a variety of yummy foods from 4pm to dark.

 

Revive @ 5 Wednesday Concerts Begin

  June 23!

The Bannock Civitan Club is excited to announce Revive @ 5 Weekly Wednesday Summer Concerts will begin on Wednesday, June 23.  The Eclectics will kick off the summer schedule playing from 5-8pm.  Be sure to come listen to great music, enjoy delicious food and cold beverages at the Downtown Pavilion!  Concerts will continue every Wednesday thru September 8, 5-8pm.

 

Art Fest & Mural Fest

  June 26!

Maker’s Month will culminate on June 26 with the first annual Art Fest & Mural Fest.  Locations throughout Downtown Pocatello will host artists finishing up their murals, musicians performing live inside and out, special art centered activities for families, and more from 9am to 3pm.  

 

First Friday Art Walk

  July 2!

On Friday,  July 2, you are invited to come Downtown and enjoy First Friday Art Walk.  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!  Admission is free and so is the parking

 

Independence Day Parade

 July 3rd!

Click here for details and registration.

A live, in-person parade with floats and candy and tons of fun to celebrate the USA!  The parade will start moving at 9:30am and travel from the East side to the West side of Downtown via the Center Street Underpass.  The parade will end at the Concentrix parking lots on North Main Street.  Plan to stay after the parade to shop, grab some lunch and enjoy Historic Downtown Pocatello!

 

Relight the Night Historic Neon Sign Project 

Relight the Night is in the process of raising funds for our next neon sign restoration.  To help make this next sign relighting possible click on the Donate Now button below.  Thank you!

 

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