What is the current demolition review process?

Any building that is 50 years old or older located ANYWHERE in the city must have approval by the Historic Architectural Review Board for a Certificate of Demolition before a building permit for demolition can be issued.  In the existing ordinance, this includes partial demolition.  Also, there is a 30-day delay on demolition approvals.

For more information, visit the Historic Preservation Updates page.

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1. Will my property be affected?
2. Will the changes affect new construction?
3. What is partial demolition?
4. What is the current demolition review process?
5. What are the benefits to changing the demolition ordinance?
6. When is design review required for a property not in a local HP zoning district?
7. What kinds of construction activities would constitute partial demolition?
8. Does this mean approval is required for any type of change?
9. Can a property be designated as historic if it is not currently designated?
10. Does this mean the historic windows cannot be replaced?
11. Where did this all come from, why is the city addressing this now?
12. Is there really a threat that the city could lose historic districts?