historic district


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historic district

A designation given by local government to particular parts of town deemed historically significant or containing a large concentration of older buildings considered worthy of preservation in an historically accurate condition. Properties located in historic districts are usually the subject of dramatically increased scrutiny by planning and zoning authorities.The approval of an historic board may be required before a building permit for repairs or renovations for these properties is issued.Many are also eligible for federal historic preservation credits.

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from the overall sense of patriotism within an historic district.
Article 52 seeks to amend the town code to establish a White Cliffs Local Historic District.
The Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District is an eight-story, full service hotel located within walking distance of Philadelphia's most visited historical attractions as well as the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
Camp Chaffee Tank Destroyer Battalion Barracks Historic District in Barling;
The planned work "sets a dangerous precedent" in the historic district, "as there are more than 80 structures with un-pierced side walls that could now petition for similar window piercing," Sloane said in a November letter to commission Chairman Robert Tierney.
Now nine years after becoming a historic district, the Sehome Neighborhood is launching a campaign to identify historic homes with signs, much like the ones in the Eldridge historic district, stating whom the home was originally built for and when it was built.
In October 2007 Bassett proposed the formation of the downtown historic district based upon a survey completed by Artifacts Architectural Consulting in Seattle: At that meeting, Bassett sought the formation of a committee that would commence outreach efforts to all downtown property owners, and gauge the interest in the project.
The West End Historic District in downtown transformed a multi-block area of turn-of-the-century storefronts and warehouses into more than 100 popular shops, restaurants, and nightclubs.
There are several historic districts here, including High Point-Half Moon Bluff Historic District and Plum Orchard Historic District, which features a small cemetery and ruins of a 19th-century plantation home.
Official designation of an area as a historic district also may bestow prestige to a community, instill pride in the residents of the district, and add value to residential property.
By 1940, the historic district was declared a national monument.
The findings may help to mitigate concerns about the potentially higher costs of doing business in an area such as a historic district that imposes additional regulations on the properties therein.

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