Bricks and mortar
The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation and the City of Issaquah are pleased to announce a one-time “bricks and mortar” historic building grant program available to properties in Issaquah. This grant opportunity will provide matching funds to assist owners of landmarked properties within the City of Issaquah municipal limits with rehabilitation of their historic buildings. Tenants of eligible properties may only apply for funding with the property owners’ authorization.
This grant program is supported by funds provided by the City of Issaquah in satisfaction of stipulations of a Memorandum of Agreement to resolve Adverse Effects to the Anderson Farmstead.
Each applicant is permitted to request between $5,000-$50,000 in grant funds; funding will be provided on a reimbursement basis only. Applicants are required to match at least 50% of the grant amount they request with cash and/or donated labor or materials. Projects must be completed by December 31, 2019.
A property must be deemed eligible for designation as a King County Landmark to apply for funding and must receive designation as a City of Issaquah Landmark before funding is disbursed. For more information on your property’s eligibility as a City of Issaquah Landmark, please contact Todd Scott, Preservation Architect with the King County Historic Preservation Program, at 206-477-4545 or by email.
For more information and to help you prepare your application, we will be holding two workshops:
Grant Program Information & Procedures
April 30 • 6:00pm-7:30pm
1730 10th Ave NW
Issaquah, WA 98027
Preparing a Landmark Nomination
May 22 • 6:00pm-7:30pm
78 1st Ave NE
Issaquah, WA 98027
Grant applications due August 1, 2018.
Grant award recipients will be notified by September 1, 2018.
If you have any questions about the grant program, please do not hesitate to contact Jennifer Mortensen, Preservation Services Coordinator, at 206-624-9449 or by email.