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Posted on: October 29, 2018

PUBLIC MEETING SCHEDULED TO DISCUSS FREDERICKSBURG HISTORIC RESOURCES SURVEY RESULTS...

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Fredericksburg has a rich history and many important historic buildings.  Prior surveys of the city’s resources were conducted in the 1980s and early 2000s.  The City of Fredericksburg contracted with Cox|McLain Environmental Consulting, Inc. (CMEC) of Austin, Texas, to complete a historic resources survey of areas outside of the existing historic district that have not been documented before.  

Survey teams from CMEC were in Fredericksburg to conduct the survey during the first week of May. The CMEC historians photographed properties from the public right-of-way and recorded details about architectural style and alterations.  Properties built in 1968 or earlier have been documented in the survey.  Each property has been given an architectural rating of High, Medium, or Low, depending on its age and integrity.

The Historic Review Board will use the results of the survey to determine if the historic district should be expanded and will ultimately make a recommendation to City Council.  The HRB is currently reviewing the first draft of survey research from CMEC.

The public is invited to attend a meeting to learn more about the survey results on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, at the Hill Country University Center HEB Room, at 2818 US Hwy 290 E. The meeting will begin with a presentation by City staff and CMEC at 6:30 p.m., followed by time for questions and answers.  If you are unable to attend the meeting and want more information about the survey, please refer to our website after November 13th as the first draft will be posted to our website for review.

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Anna Hudson at (830)990-2026 or by email at ahudson@fbgtx.org.  The consultant’s project manager, Emily Reed, may be reached at (512)338-2223 or EmilyR@coxmclain.com.  For more information about historic preservation efforts in Fredericksburg, please visit our webpage at www.fbgtx.org/794/historic-preservation.

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