Another important program for local property owners in the downtown historic district is the Special Valuation for Historic Properties
(ECC 15.280.110). Qualified historic properties under Section 84.26 of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) can receive this benefit for rehabilitation per the guidelines. This determination is made by the body created by the Local CLG: the Ellensburg Landmarks and Design Commission (LDC). This body serves as the local review board for all applications under this program.