What changes require approval?

Any changes that requires a building permit requires approval from the Historic Preservation Commission. Within the Historic District, a building permit may be issued only after the proposed project has been approved by the Historic Preservation Commission.

While ordinary maintenance does not require approval, you will need to seek approval for any changes to the exterior of the building. Seemingly unimportant changes, like adding a chain link fence or enclosing a porch, can have a dramatic effect on the visual character of the District. The following is a list of changes that should be brought before the Commission:

adding a dormer or bay window                            creating parking
installing storm windows                                         demolition
paint color selection and placement                      relocation
erecting a sign

Before going ahead with a project it is always best to check with the Community Development Director or his/her designee to see if approval is necessary.

Historic Preservation
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