Preservation Law Glossary
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): Law
prohibiting discrimination to persons with disabilities, by requiring,
among other things, that places generally open to the public, such as
restaurants and hotels, be made accessible. Special rules apply to
historic buildings and facilities.
Certificate of Appropriateness (COA): Certificate
issued by a preservation commission to indicate its approval of an
application to alter, demolish, move, or add on to a protected resource. Undertaking: Federal agency actions requiring review under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.
Economic Hardship: Extreme economic impact on individual property owner resulting from the application of a historic preservation law.
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