Is there really a threat that the city could lose historic districts?

Yes.  In order to maintain a viable status as a National Register Historic District the rule of thumb is at least 51% of buildings in the district need to be historic.  In Lincolnville, the percentage has gone from 81% historic to 67% historic based on the number of demolitions alone.  This number does not count the buildings that have been so altered they are no longer count as historic which is what the proposed ordinance will improve.  The de-listing of a district will not happen automatically but the question can be called at any time to the Florida National Register Review Board.

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?