|Community Development Department:
400 E. Main Street
Historic resources are vital to the preservation of Cottage Grove’s community identity and history. The City of Cottage Grove wants to protect and encourage the continued use of our historic resources to ensure the sustainability of our community.
Historic Preservation Overlay District:
Cottage Grove’s Historic Preservation Overlay district establishes regulations and procedures for the alteration or demolition of resources within the Downtown Historic district. These regulations also apply to individually listed buildings located throughout the community. Properties that are designated locally require formal review by the Cottage Grove Historic Landmarks Committee prior to the issuance of any building permit(s) for exterior alterations or renovations to the building or site. This overlay applies to the Cottage Grove Historic Downtown District, which was designated as a Local Historic District in the National Register of Historic Places in 1993.
The Historic Landmarks Commission
reviews applications for new construction, additions, extensive
remodeling, or demolition within the Historic Preservation Overlay
District. This volunteer commission holds public meetings on Historic
Alteration Permits. They also advise city staff on historic
preservation planning issues and set policy and guidelines for
preservation programs as part of Cottage Grove’s Certified Local
Also check out the newly completed Masonry Conservation Handbook that provides valuable tips on how to maintain and preserve the vareity of masonry buildings in Cottage Grove.
Should you need further information regarding this district, or the
special requirements that may apply to your proposed building project,
please contact the Community Development Department office.
Applications relative to Historic Landmarks are available on the Applications & Fees page.
2012 Historic Renovation Grants are now available.
The grants are available for properties within the Downtown Historic
District. Completed applications are due by 5:00 on August 1,
2012. Visit the Historic Renovation Grant Program page for more information.
Designated Historic Properties in Cottage Grove:
Local Historic Groups & Activites
Bohemia Mining Days is held annually in July. The event features a prospectors' breakfast, miners' parade, food booths, gold panning, a pow-wow, carnival, kiddie parade, street dance, and more.