Historic Preservation

Helping Preserve Pasco's Past

The City's Community & Economic Development Department is committed to ensuring and maintaining the conservation of Pasco's historic treasures.

One of the Pasco City Council's 2012-2014 goals was to assist the Historic Preservation Commission with the development of a Historic Preservation Plan for the City.

In March 2013, the City Council approved a contract with a consultant, Brum & Associates, to assist the City's Historic Preservation Commission in crafting the Plan. The Consultant and Commission were charged with the following tasks:

  • Analyze unfilled historic preservation opportunities.
  • Develop a plan for a historic district or consortium, recognizing that historic resources are dispersed throughout the City.
  • Develop a program for establishing a historic resources index/register.
  • Develop an inventory of economic strategies and workable incentives for encouraging private and public sector historic preservation efforts.
  • Establish historic preservation evaluation criteria for restoration/ replacement/reuse of historic resources.
  • Develop a strategy for financing/providing a railroad museum.

The Historic Preservation Commission held an open house in June 2013 focused on gathering input on the strengths and opportunities in historic preservation. Key stakeholders were also interviewed and the Pasco Historic Preservation Commission provided feedback and guidance for the project.

A Public Hearing was held by the Historic Preservation Commission in October 2013 to review the final draft of the Plan and to make a recommended to the City. The City Council adopted the Plan (Resolution 3521) (PDF) on November 4, 2013.

Other Resources

For more information about the City of Pasco's Historic Preservation efforts, please contact the Community & Economic Development Department at (509) 545-3441.