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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.
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 Government program.
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.
2015 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 November 1, 2015. Visit the Historic
Renovation Grant Program page for more
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.