Location: Fort Stockton, Texas
Date: May-September 2008
Client: Doug May, City of Fort Stockton
Description: The CARMA team consisting of preservation specialists and a structural engineer undertook a comprehensive architectural survey of 29 historic buildings identified by the City of Fort Stockton. As requested by the city, CARMA LLC evaluated the buildings for historic integrity, building condition and importance and value to the Fort Stockton community. The team identified and prioritized the major issues with the buildings and developed a rating scale to assist city officials with the decisions about their historic buildings. The final report included a brief architectural description of the building, a targeted list of major building deficiencies, recommendations for repair or rehabilitation and a rating scale illustrating the importance of each structure. Using this study, city officials prioritized the buildings and developed a plan to start the repair and rehabilitation of their historic buildings. CARMA LLC is slated to conduct phase II which will consist of structure reports for the first identified buildings to undergo repair.