CVIP awarded $200,000 grant from Oregon Mainstreet for renovation of the Hirvi Building

Last Updated 5/27/2022


Chiloquin Visions In Progress (CVIP) was awarded a $200,000 grant by Oregon Heritage, a division of Oregon Parks and Recreation Department to restore the historic HIRVI Building in downtown Chiloquin.  The restoration project is a collaboration between Chiloquin Visions In Progress, (implemented by Chiloquin Community Builders), the city of Chiloquin and the new building owner, Hannah Levine.

Once the lifeblood of the town, but lying vacant for the past 20 years, the iconic HIRVI Building is the largest and most visible remaining pre-WWII historic era commercial structure in the core of Chiloquin’s downtown. Restoration of the HIRVI Building has long been considered the key to inspiring much needed future investment and economic development in downtown Chiloquin.

Exterior historic renovation projects to be completed with grant funds include stucco, windows/glazing, entry doors, entryways, roof repair, a new coat of paint, historic signage, and awnings. Interior projects will be largely funded by the building owner as part of the overall project and will include build out of electrical systems, insulation, plumbing, flooring, secondary fire escape doors, and finish work.

When complete, the restoration project will bring this prominent downtown building back to life, offering six professional office spaces and up to four unique retail spaces all enjoying the natural light provided by the many windows gracing the building’s walls. The HIRVI Building restoration will be the first on the core block of Chiloquin’s historic downtown and a certain inspiration and catalyst for future historic renovations.

To learn more about the HIRVI Building restoration project contact Cathy Stuhr, Coordinator for the Chiloquin Community Builders at [email protected]. To learn more about future office or retail space within the building contact Hannah Levine at [email protected].

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