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Chattahoochee moves closer to establishing historic district

Posted at 5:13 PM, Nov 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-26 17:13:06-05

CHATTAHOOCHEE, Fla. (WTXL) — After years of planning, the Chattahoochee community is moving closer to establishing a historic district. It's something that could make money available to property owners.

Property owners within the proposed Chattahoochee Historic District are invited to a meeting on Dec. 10 at the Cowen Public Library.

This meeting is all about encouraging and educating property owners within the district to maintain the historical aspects of their properties.

Property owners may be eligible for grant money if they agree to keep the historical elements.

Representatives from the Florida Bureau of Historic Preservation will also attend this meeting to answer any questions these property owners may have.

Pam Medley, the President of Chattahoochee Main Street, says that it is important for property owners to know that it will be their choice what they do with their own properties.

"If their home is in the historic district, they can still do whatever they want to do with their home. This does not keep them from doing whatever they want to do," Medley explained. "We desperately need revitalization in Chattahoochee and this is just one piece of the puzzle to help improve that."

But Medley does caution owners, if they lose the historic elements, they may not be able to get the funding. Just because someone's home is in the historic district, doesn't mean that property owner is participating in the district.