Program preserving Westlake's older homes

The c. 1835 Thomas Hurst house at 31156 Detroit Road, listed at $775,000, is one of many Westlake century homes currently or soon to be on the the market.

There will be an information session, held in conjunction with the Westlake Historical Society, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 12, at the Westlake Recreation Center Community Room regarding the Heritage Home Program.

The City of Westlake continues to partner with the Cleveland Restoration Society in the program. The city pays an annual fee so that Westlake homeowners with homes 50 years of age or older are eligible to participate in the program. The program includes free technical assistance from a team of highly trained professionals as well as low-interest rehabilitation loans.

Eligible projects include insulation, new roofs, kitchen and bath remodels, painting and much more. Loan rates are currently less than 2 percent. You do not have to take a loan to avail yourself of the free technical assistance. More information can be found at heritagehomeprogram.org or by calling 216-426-3116.

Bay Village residents are eligible as well because the City of Bay Village partners with the Cleveland Restoration Society in the Heritage Home Program too.

The meeting will begin with introductory comments from Lysa Stanton, Westlake Historical Society president, followed by a presentation featuring some of the many Westlake century homes currently or soon to be for sale. Then, Elizabeth Cardarelli, the new Heritage Home Program Manager at the Cleveland Restoration Society will give a presentation about the program and answer any questions from the audience.

William Krause

William R. Krause, AICP I am the Assistant Planning Director for the City of Westlake. I have worked for Westlake for 28 years. I served on the Bay Village Planning Commission for 5 years. I was a member of the Reuben Osborn Learning Center Steering Committee. I am a Board Member and Historian for the Westlake Historical Society and Chair the Lilly Weston Committeea and am alos a Trustee of the Western Reserve Architectural Historians. I have been married to Debra for 36 years and am the father of three grown children, grandfather of two and owner of two Shih Tzu's.

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Volume 9, Issue 19, Posted 10:01 AM, 10.03.2017