HISTORIC WAXAHACHIE, INC.
Purpose: to encourage owners of buildings within the Waxahachie Downtown Historic Overlay (WDHO) area to replace or rehabilitate the façade to their storefronts.
Eligibility: Any business located in the WDHO is eligible to apply. For the particular project to be eligible, the building must submit an explanation of the project and get approval of the City of Waxahachie’s Heritage Preservation Commission (HPC) prior to beginning the work.
Grant Approval: The project for which grant assistance is sought must NOT begin until AFTER design approval has been obtained from the Heritage Preservation Commission.
Design Approval: Because one of the main purposes of this program is to encourage proper historic preservation, the HPC must approve the project plans as being in keeping with the historic character of the structure and the area. The City of Waxahachie now has comprehensive design guidelines that apply to this overlay district, and it may be viewed online at the City of Waxahachie’s website.
Funds available: Limited funds are available for this program. Each grant will be viewed separately, and the maximum grant is $5,000.00.
Grant Payment: Payment of the grant will be made only after the completion and acceptance of the work by the HPC.
Application Process: To apply for a grant, the applicant must submit a written explanation of the project, with drawings, specifications, etc. as required by the HPC. A copy of the application required by the City of Waxahachie’s HPC is acceptable. The form below is for our records, however.
These specifications are subject to change by HWI Inc.
Historic Waxhahachie Inc.
P.O. Box 22
Waxahachie, Texas 75168