The act or process of making possible a compatible use for a property through repair, alterations, and additions while preserving those portions or features which convey its historical, cultural, or architectural values.
The Granite Church is on the National Registry of Historic Places as a contributing building within the Georgetown Historic District. Phase I plans are underway to address the basic renovation and maintenance needs of the Church.
After its historic rehabilitation is complete, the Granite Church will operate as a nonprofit home for the arts, culture, and historical tourism, including:
Lower level renovation includes removing non-historic, water-damaged basement walls and paneling, lead and asbestos remediation, and electrical and plumbing repair.
Remove and replace the furnace, install new HVAC, new oil tank, repoint granite and bricks, and roof repair
Provide ADA-compliant access to the building and restrooms
New build out includes: new restrooms with accessible fixtures, a kitchen, four lower-level offices, Café components
Be Foundation, Inc. is seeking a professional architect or architecture firm which meets or exceeds the professional qualifications under the Secretary of the Interior’s Historic Preservation Professional Qualification Standards as expanded and revised in 1997 (62 CFR 33708, June 20) for Historical Architect and/or Engineer as applicable. Please view our request for proposals below.
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