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The Grapevine Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) serves the public both as a steward for these districts and as a facilitator to property owners of historic landmarks or in historic districts. It provides assistance, at no charge, to owners by helping them plan modifications they may be considering and guides owners through the application process necessary to implement those changes.
Yes, you can still make changes to your property. However, prior to any exterior alterations, demolition or new construction, a Certificate of Appropriateness must be approved. This is to ensure that proposed modifications be in keeping with the architectural character of the district or landmark and would include the following alterations: new exterior paint colors; changing doors and windows signs; adding / removing siding; light fixtures; landscaping; demolition; and new construction.
If you live in a home in the historic district, you may apply for a grant to receive up to $10,000 by contributing $5,000 to the rehabilitation of your house. If you do not live in your house, you can receive up to $5,000 for a $5,000 contribution towards rehabilitation.