The City of Las Cruces values our history and culture and encourages those who are repairing or rehabilitating their own historic properties to do so in a way that protects the integrity of the property.
Benefits of Historic Preservation
The recent rehabilitation projects at the Rio Grande Theatre, Phillips Chapel, and Nestor Armijo house, are excellent examples of the community benefits of historic preservation, including:
Enhanced civic pride and neighborhood identity
The marketable commercial value of historic properties and district
Recognition that the accomplishments and challenges faced by earlier residents may be relevant now and, in the future,
Stabilized, and in some cases, increased, property values
Unique and engaging sites or districts for visitors to appreciate and enjoy