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Forum Webinar: Virtual Public Meetings Part 2: Learning from the Field

With traditional, in-person public meetings on hold for the foreseeable future, local preservation commissions and advocates are exploring new ways to conduct their work and engage community members. To inform these efforts, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the National Alliance...


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[Slide Deck and Resources] Virtual Public Meetings Part 2: Learning from the Field

With traditional, in-person public meetings on hold for the foreseeable future, local preservation commissions and advocates are exploring new ways to conduct their work and engage community members. To inform these efforts, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the National Alliance...

Forum Webinar_ Virtual Mtngs Part 2.pdf


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Forum Webinar: Virtual Public Meetings (Part 1 & 2)

On May 19, 2020 Preservation Leadership Forum, in partnership with the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions (NAPC) hosted the first of two webinars on Virtual Public Meetings. Part One focused on the legal issues surrounding this shift to virtual meetings, while part two took a look at...

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Local Preservation Laws

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. Local Preservation Laws Historic preservation ordinances offer the greatest...


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Special Permit

Device allowing individual review and approval of a proposed development. 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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Landmark

A site or structure designated pursuant to a local preservation ordinance or other law that is worthy of preservation because of its particular historic, architectural, archeological, or cultural significance. Source: Miller, Julia H. A Layperson’s Guide to Historic Preservation Law: A Survey...


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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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Economic Hardship

Extreme economic impact on individual property owner resulting from the application of a historic preservation law. 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:...


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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