Looking to alter or demolish a landmark or house in a historic district?
You are required to submit a certificate of appropriateness application to the Historic Preservation Commission prior to any new construction, demo and/or signage
What is a Certificate of Appropriateness?
Once a structure, building or site has been designated as a local landmark, then the designated landmark or all buildings, structures, or sites are subject to review by the Historic Preservation Commission prior to any alteration, demolition, signage or other physical modification of the exterior architectural appearance.The Historic Preservation Commission issues a certificate of appropriateness approving plans for these exterior changes.
The final decision of the Historic Preservation Commission is binding on designated landmarks, but is only advisory for buildings, structures, sites or areas within designated historic districts that are not also designated landmarks.
What is a the review process for a certificate of appropriateness?