This week, Planner Larry DiRE received and unexpected windfall courtesy of the Virginia Department of Historic Resources. With additional funding available, the DHR has offered to use the funds to include the town in a workshop that would aid the Historic District Review Board with the nomination form and other responsibilities. See letter below for details:
Mr. DiRe –
My name is Carey L. Jones and I am the Architectural Survey Coordinator at the Virginia Department of Historic Resources. In addition to managing the architectural survey program, I am assisting with the administration of funds DHR received from the National Park Service to address damage from Hurricane Sandy and assist with planning for future disasters. DHR is currently undertaking an architectural survey of the Eastern Shore in partnership with the Eastern Shore Planning District Commission. We have additional funding available and are interested in using this funding to update and expand the nomination form for the Cape Charles Historic District in order to assist you and the Historic District Review Board with decision making. In addition to funding an update and expansion of the district we also have funding available for an information workshop for the Historic District Review Board members. This workshop could be similar to what was proposed in the recent CLG application with an added emphasis on disaster planning and management. DHR has funds available to completely cover the costs of the nomination update and expansion and the information workshop and will handle all administrative responsibilities. We will not look to the Town to fund any part of this project. We will ask your support for this effort in terms of meeting arrangements, informing residents, and GIS/mapping assistance for the nomination.
Thank you for your consideration of this project. I look forward to discussing this with you and members of your community.
Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you.
Carey L. Jones, Architectural Survey Coordinator and Cost Share Program Manager
Division of Survey and Register
Department of Historic Resources
2801 Kensington Avenue, Richmond, VA 23221