HOQUIAM, Wash. - The City of Hoquiam has received a $10,000 grant from the Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation to draft a nomination and create a Local Historic District for downtown Hoquiam. City Planner Allissa Thurman tells us they have enlisted the help of BOLA Architecture + Planning to help with the effort. "We are very excited about the amount of historic resources we have in downtown and believe this will be a beneficial project for property owners, as well as a boost to heritage tourism in our City." Hoquiam Mayor Jack Durney added "An important part of our ongoing Hometown Hoquiam efforts is to continue to celebrate our history through preservation. This project will ultimately help boost local commerce and tourism."
On March 29, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. the city will hold an informational meeting at City Hall.
If you are unable to attend the meeting but would like to learn more or have questions, please contact Alissa Thurman at (360) 637-6011 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thurman said an informational packet will be prepared for property owners later this year with more information about the process.