In 2016, the State Historic Preservation Office awarded $122,022 in Certified Local Government grants to the following communities.
Washtenaw County - Prepare a Historic Resource Survey Report and a Local Historic District Study Committee Report for Thornoaks Neighborhood in Ann Arbor Township ($6,818)
The objective of this project is to utilize a 36 CFR 61 qualified Project Manager to conduct an intensive level historic resource survey, prepare documentation in the form of a survey report according to the Manual for Historic and Architectural Surveys in Michigan, and undertake the activities required to establish a local historic district as set forth in Public Act 169 of 1970s, as amended, including the preparation of a Local Historic District Study Committee Report for the Thornoaks Neighborhood in Ann Arbor Township, Washtenaw County, MI.
City of Grand Rapids - Prepare National Register of Historic Places Addendum/Additional Documentation Nomination Materials for Heritage Hill Historic District and Heartside Historic District ($21,000)
The objective of this project is to utilize a 36 CFR 61 qualified Project Manager to accomplish two tasks. The first is to update the National Register of Historic Places nomination form for the Heritage Hill Historic District, which was listed in the register in 1971, by extending the district’s period of significance to 1965 so that the significance of those buildings constructed from the 1920s to the mid-1960s, previously considered as not contributing to the district’s character and historic significance, can now also be recognized. The second is to complete a previously begun project to expand the existing National Register of Historic Places-listed Heartside Historic District to include the entire area now encompassed by the city’s Heartside district, so that the boundaries of the National Register and city district will be the same. This project will update the information on the district’s buildings and provide a statement of historic significance for the entire district that meets today’s national register nomination standards.
City of Detroit/Model-T Automotive Heritage Complex Inc. – Repair a Section of the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant ($33,000)
Repair section 3D of the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant roof, remove existing roofing and decking to expose the damaged beam, re-install decking, and replace roof.
City of Detroit - Prepare an Archaeological Survey and National Register of Historic Places Nomination Addendum/Additional Documentation Materials for the City of Detroit Owned Fort Wayne ($15,560)
City of Detroit 36 CFR 61 qualified staff will conduct above ground survey through in-kind match and a consultant will be hired to conduct an archaeological survey of Historic Fort Wayne in the City of Detroit in order to update the National Register of Historic Places nomination.
City of Allegan - Griswold Memorial Auditorium Exterior Rehabilitation ($45,644)
The objective of this project is for the City of Allegan to hire a single or multiple contractor(s) to rehabilitate the exterior masonry of the Griswold Memorial Auditorium by repairing/replacing deteriorated and damaged bricks and repointing mortar joints in accordance with the City of Allegan’s plans and specifications.