|Got Cut Stone Curbs? Damaged? Redlands Conservancy can help. Check out the Cut Stone Curb Restoration Campaign.
Curb on South Center Street, before repair
Curb on South Center Street, after repair
Redlands is blessed with historic and distinctive cut stone curbing. Because cut stone curbs are important elements of the City's streetscape and represent the craftsmanship of an age gone by as well as an interesting aspect of the City's heritage, the Redlands Conservancy has begun a special campaign to help property owners restore them.
As shown in the photos on this page, some Redlands curbing is badly in need of restoration. Our campaign, which is voluntary and funded by property owners, seeks to address this challenge with the following features:
- A public awareness program to explain the importance of cut stone curbs to the City's heritage;
- Waiver of all fees by the City - a savings of about $300 per property owner;
- A streamlined process for obtaining permits and inspections;
- A pre-negotiated contractor agreement with a set price for full curb restoration - not just patching;
- A Redlands Conservancy coordinator to keep things on track;
- A Curb Restoration Fund that can be used to restore curbs at non-profit properties such as the Redlands Bowl.
Conservancy Board Member Robert Dawes has volunteered to lead our Cut Stone Curb Restoration Campaign. To find out how you can get your curbs restored or otherwise support this campaign, call Robert at (909) 894-3519 or send him an e-mail message at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Image of stone masons at work on the Burrage Mansion