Building Inventory Template
December 22, 2022 | 3:37 pm
from Washington Trust
Walking building inventory tours can help you keep track of maintenance and accessibility issues around your downtown, allowing you to identify potential design projects and façade grant applicants, and providing a conversational starting point with building owners that focuses on resources available and lets them know you’re here to help. We encourage you to enlist volunteers to do a Building and Lighting Inventory and an Accessibility Inventory of your own downtown using this comprehensive template. You’ll find three tabs in the template: one Basic Building Inventory (what we used in Stevenson), one Building & Lighting Inventory, and one Accessibility Inventory. Reach out to Lydia and Jonelle with questions!
Tips for tackling your inventory:
- Be sure to mark down where each maintenance issue is located on each of the buildings. That way, you can track any change over time. (Example note: broken and missing windows at first floor, both sides of front door.)
- Use objective language rather than opinion in the inventory notes, e.g. “evidence of excessive sandblasting” rather than “bricks in bad shape.”
- If you have building images from Google or volunteers, you can use images of the building facades and mark the maintenance issue on the photo.
- Prepare your volunteers to be ambassadors as they’re walking around. What conversations should they be ready to have? What resources might they carry with them for sharing more?