- Associated Press - Sunday, April 10, 2016

DEADWOOD, S.D. (AP) - A homeowner in Deadwood will be nominated to get up to $100,000 for rehabilitation work under a new program.

The program is meant to encourage restoring and protecting buildings that contribute to Deadwood’s historic integrity, the Black Hills Pioneer (https://bit.ly/1RFqfYa ) reports. The Historic Preservation Commission will pay costs of restoration or repair, capped at $100,000.

Historic Preservation Officer Kevin Kuchenbecker said the program arose as a way for giving a homeowner’s property a makeover.

“We’ve got several programs in existence, and while many of our homeowners take advantage of our programs, at the same time, we wanted to provide the opportunity to assist one homeowner with a complete renovation from top to bottom under this new comprehensive program based on conditional needs, as well as needs of the individual or families associated with the home,” Kuchenbecker said.

The deadline for nominations is April 15, Kuchenbecker said. The recipient must be nominated by a resident or neighbor.

The Neighborhood Block Club Council will review applications, with recommendations going to a committee for final nomination to the Historic Preservation Commission to approve or turn down.

Kuchenbecker said the program is being looked at as a pilot project.

“We’ll monitor how it works and hopefully have it available in future funding cycles,” Kuchenbecker said.


Information from: Black Hills Pioneer, https://www.bhpioneer.com

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