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OrdinancesFAQ

The historic preservation ordinance is the primary method by which communities protect their historic resources, and ultimately their character. Preservation Ordinance Frequently Asked Questions The historic preservation ordinance is the primary method by which communities protect their...


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Local PL

Historic Preservation Ordinances protect individual sites and historic districts through a permitting process that requires advance review of proposed projects by a preservation commission, or other administrative body. Additional Resources Protecting Older Neighborhoods Through Conservation...


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Historic District

An area that generally includes within its boundaries a significant concentration of properties linked by architectural style, historical development, or a past event. Source : Miller, Julia H. A Layperson’s Guide to Historic Preservation Law: A Survey of Federal, State, and Local Laws...


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Guidelines

Interpretative standards or criteria that are generally advisory in form. Source : Miller, Julia H. A Layperson’s Guide to Historic Preservation Law: A Survey of Federal, State, and Local Laws Governing Historic Resources Protection . Washington, DC: National Trust for Historic Preservation,...


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Enabling Law

Law enacted by a state setting forth the legal parameters by which local governments may operate. Source of authority for enacting local preservation ordinances. Source : Miller, Julia H. A Layperson’s Guide to Historic Preservation Law: A Survey of Federal, State, and Local Laws Governing...


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Doing Away With Demolition-by-Neglect

A clear explanation of affirmative maintenance requirements and demolition by-neglect procedures in historic preservation ordinances as well as recommendations for resolving maintenance problems and enforcing violations under these laws as they arise. #PreservationTools ...

NTHP Preservation Books_Doing Away Demolition Neglect.pdf


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Designation

Act of identifying historic structures and districts subject to regulation in historic preservation ordinances or other preservation laws. Source : Miller, Julia H. A Layperson’s Guide to Historic Preservation Law: A Survey of Federal, State, and Local Laws Governing Historic Resources...


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Demolition by Neglect

Process of allowing a building to deteriorate to the point where demolition is necessary to protect public health and safety. Source : Miller, Julia H. A Layperson’s Guide to Historic Preservation Law: A Survey of Federal, State, and Local Laws Governing Historic Resources Protection ....


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Comprehensive Plan

Official plan adopted by local governments that guides decision making over proposed public and private actions affecting community development. Source: Miller, Julia H. A Layperson’s Guide to Historic Preservation Law: A Survey of Federal, State, and Local Laws Governing Historic Resources...


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Affirmative Maintenance

Requirement in historic preservation ordinances that a building's structural components are maintained. Source : Miller, Julia H. A Layperson’s Guide to Historic Preservation Law: A Survey of Federal, State, and Local Laws Governing Historic Resources Protection . Washington, DC: National...