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UPDATE: The public hearing on the plan before the City Council has been postponed until April 4 at 6 p.m.
The Pocatello Historic Preservation Commission is looking for a little help from the public.
Recently, the group completed a draft historic preservation plan. The document “is intended to provide the City of Pocatello and the Historic Preservation Commission with specific community preservation goals and objectives and provide the step-by-step guidance to achieve them.” Now, the commission is asking residents to weigh in on the plan’s proposals.
“We want to hear from the public where they think historic preservation efforts should be focused in Pocatello,” said Terri Neu, City of Pocatello Staff Liaison to the Historic Preservation Commission. “We are looking to find out things like what areas of town or individual properties they would like to have listed on the National Register of Historic Places, any topics the public would like to be educated on, and if they would like a local historic preservation awards program.”
Last year, an informal meeting was held that helped to identify historic preservation goals. The comments taken at that meeting are included in the draft plan.
To view the plan, visit pocatello.us/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/852, and to comment on the draft, citizens can email Terri Neu at tneu@pocatello. Written comments can be sent to City of Pocatello Historic Preservation Commission c/o Planning and Development Services Dept. PO Box 4169, Pocatello, ID 83205-4169. A public hearing before the City Council on the plan will be held March 7 at 6 p.m.
The draft historic preservation plan was completed by TAG Historical Research and Consulting.
For more information on the City of Pocatello Historic Preservation Commission, visit pocatello.us/255/Historic-Preservation-Commission.