Historic Preservation Commission

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Historic Preservation Officer
Tina Moore
tmoore@beltontexas.gov
254-933-5891

Explore Historic Belton
Belton has several neighborhoods with historically and culturally significant structures, many dating back to the late 1800s. These buildings provide historic character and ambiance to the City. In an effort to preserve and protect the integrity of these structures, the Belton City Council has approved an Historic Preservation Ordinance and designated five historic districts: South Main Historic District, Lower West Belton Historic District, Downtown Commercial Historic District, Central Belton Historic District, and North Central Belton Historic District. 
                                                     Picture of Cochran Blair and Potts

Purpose
The intent of the Historic Preservation Ordinance is to protect and enhance Belton's attractiveness to visitors. It provides guidelines for orderly and efficient growth and development and encourages appropriate use of historic properties within the City.

Historic Preservation Commission
The Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) is a citizen commission appointed by the City Council to preserve, protect and promote the City of Belton's historic resources through public education, community partnerships and heritage tourism. The Historic Preservation Commission's responsibilities include: 

Meetings
The HPC meets at 5 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month in the Wright Room at the Harris Community Center.

Members
Chairperson TC Lipe  •  Tammie Baggerly  •   Ann Carpenter  •  Barrett Covington  •  Ann West

Tour Historic Belton
Check out our walking tour and driving tour brochure and explore Historic Belton, Texas.
Pick up a brochure at City Hall, 333 Water Street in Downtown Belton or at the Bell County Museum, 201 North Main Street. 



Use your phone and follow along with our app: 

www.beltontexas.gov/walkingtour
www.beltontexas.gov/drivingtour


Grants/Programs
Belton's Historic Tax Exemption Program gives a tax break to historically significant properties that complete major rehabilitation or restoration.
Learn more about the Historic Tax Exemption Program.  Apply for Belton's Historic Tax Exemption program using this application.

The Facade Improvement Grant Program (FIG) was created in 2006 as a single payment reimbursement to property owners per building/business, and in some situations, tenants. Facade grants are available on a 50/50 matching basis with a cap of $10,000 per façade adjacent to a public street or alley, with a maximum two facades eligible for a grant. A downtown building with two street facing facades is eligible for a maximum grant of $20,000. Facade Grant funds focus on exterior work (visible to the traveling public) on storefronts, commercial buildings, and commercial residential buildings in the Downtown Development District. 
Find more information in this packet. Picture of downtown Belton on Central Avenue

 

HPC Agenda and Minutes
taking-notesSee the table below to access recent agendas and minutes for Historic Preservation Commission meetings.

The agendas and minutes for the Planning & Zoning CommissionZoning Board of Adjustment and Belton City Council are located on their respective pages.

The agendas and minutes from all other boards are located on the Other Agendas and Minutes page.

 Date  Agenda Packet
 Minutes  Audio
 2021        
Oct. 7
Agenda Packet Minutes Audio
Sept. 2
Agenda Packet Minutes Audio
August - No Meeting
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July 22
Agenda Packet Minutes Audio
June - No Meeting
-- -- -- --
May 20
Agenda   Minutes Audio
April - No Meeting
-- -- -- --
March 18
Agenda   Minutes  Audio
Feb. 4
Agenda   Minutes  Audio
 2020        
 Dec. 3
Agenda    Minutes  Audio
 Oct. 8 Agenda    Minutes  Audio
 Sept. 10  Agenda    Minutes  Audio
 August - No Meeting  --    --  --
 July 9  Agenda    Minutes   Audio
 June 11  Agenda    Minutes   Audio
 May 14  Agenda    Minutes   Audio
 April 2  Agenda    Minutes   Audio
 March 5  Agenda    Minutes    Audio
 February -- No Meeting  --    --  --
 Jan. 9  Agenda    Minutes   Audio
         
 2019        
 Dec. 12                   Agenda    Minutes  Audio
 November -- No Meeting  --    --  --
 October -- No Meeting                            --    --  --
 Sept. 12                   Agenda    Minutes  --
 Aug. 8  Agenda    Minutes  --
 July 11  Agenda    Minutes  --
 June 13  Agenda    Minutes  --
 May 16  Agenda    Minutes  --
 April 11  Agenda    Minutes  --
 March -- No Meeting  --    --  --
 Feb. 28  Agenda    Minutes  -- 
 Feb. 7  Agenda    Minutes  -- 
 Jan. 10  Agenda    Minutes  --
 2018        --
 December -- No Meeting  --    --  --
 Nov. 15  Agenda    Minutes  --
 October -- No Meeting  --    --  --
 Sept. 20  Agenda    Minutes  --
 Sept. 13  Agenda    Minutes  --
 Aug. 9  Agenda    Minutes   --
 July 19  Agenda    Minutes   --
 June 7  Agenda     Minutes   --
 May 10  Agenda     Minutes   --
 April -- No Meeting  --    --  --
 March -- No Meeting  --    --  --
 Feb. 15  Agenda     Minutes   --
 Jan. -- No Meeting  --    --  --
 2017        
 Dec. 14  Agenda    Minutes   --
 Nov. 16  Agenda     Minutes  --
 Oct. 19  Agenda    Minutes  --
 Sept. 14  Agenda     Minutes  --
 Aug. -- No Meeting  --
   --  --
 July 13  Agenda    Minutes  --
 June 22  Agenda    Minutes  --
 May 11  Agenda    Minutes  --
 April -- No Meeting  --    --  --
 March -- No Meeting  --
   --  --
 Feb. 2   Agenda    Minutes  
 Jan. -- No Meeting  --
   --  --
 2016        
 Dec. 8  Agenda    Minutes  --
 Nov. -- No Meeting  --
   --  --
 Oct. -- No Meeting  --
   --  --
 Sept. 22  Agenda    Minutes  --
 Aug. 11  Agenda    Minutes  --
 July -- No Meeting  --
   --  --
 June 9  Agenda    Minutes  --
 May -- No Meeting  --
   --  --
 April 20  Agenda    Minutes  --
 March 10  Agenda    Minutes  --
 Feb. 11  Agenda    Minutes  --
 Jan. 14  Agenda    Minutes  --
         

 

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