The Historic Preservation Commission
identified a proposed Local Historic District and drafted a set of design guidelines that would act as the historic regulations for properties within that district. The proposed boundaries and draft guidelines have undergone a public review process with residents and owners from the proposed district to ensure that the proposed regulations are aligned with local priorities and historic values. As part of this review process, presentations have been shared with residents concerning the proposed district and the guidelines have been revised throughout the process as deemed appropriate.
of Fearnbach History Services, Inc. compiled an inventory and a report of the proposed local historic district area. On May 2, 2013, the Historic Preservation Commission endorsed the report, authorized submission to the State Historic Preservation Office for comment, and has made the report available for public review and comment.
Please click on the following links to access the latest map, reports, and FAQs :
Park Place Local Designation Report
for the report submitted to the State Historic Preservation Office
Local Historic Districts differ from districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places
in that they are zoning overlay districts in which the design regulations act as the zoning regulations within the district. Local Historic Districts are designated by City Council
by adoption of an ordinance following a public hearing. The Historic Preservation Commission would then be given the responsibility of administering the regulations within the district. Design guidelines provide standards for property owners in the local historic district who make changes or improvements to the exterior of their property. Design guidelines will also be used as standards for new construction or infill projects located in the local historic district. Local Historic District design guidelines do not apply to changes made to the interior of a structure.
For additional background information, click on the following links to view presentations on the proposed Local Historic District:
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