One of the largest historic districts ever could be established here in El Paso.

A post on El Paso County Commissioner David Stout's Facebook page says:

Yesterday Commissioners Court approved an amendment to the contract we have with the company hired to undertake our Historical and Architectural Survey of Downtown El Paso.This is great news for our community, as we are now moving full steam ahead with the 2nd phase of the project which will include public outreach and ultimately an application to create one of the largest historic districts designated by the National Register for Historic Places. Not only will this elevate El Paso's notoriety when it comes to heritage tourism, but it will also open up the opportunity for property owners in the area to have nearly half of their renovation expenses paid for by the federal and state government if they chose to invest in their properties in this manner.

This could be really good news for Downtown, especially for those renovating or improving their properties. What do you think?