Teaching > Preservation
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Historic Districts, Volunteer Historic Districts, Conservation
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Commission. CRM No. 7, pp.21-22, 2000. [Download as
- Flow Chart for Establishing a Local Historic District,
Massachusetts Historical Commission, 03/22/01. [Download as
- Local Historical Commissions, Summary Sheet for New Commission
Members, Massachusetts Historical Commission, 03/22/01.
as PDF file.]
- Issue Paper: Conservation Districts, Cultural Resource
Partnership Notes, Heritage Preservation Services, National
Center for Cultural Resource Stewardship and Partnerships, National
Park Service, 16 pp., June 1998.[Download PDF file
Notes. Print pp. 1-15.]
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the Past in Local Historic Districts, National Park Service.
York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, Local Laws
of the City of New York.
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Guidelines, Vieux Carré Commission, City of New Orleans,
- Special Purpose Districts in Washington State. Report No.
58, August 2003. [Download as PDF file.]
- Preservation Hotline #10: Frequently Asked Questions About
Local Historic Districts. State Historic
Preservation Office, South Carolina Department of Archives &
History [Download as PDF file.]
Municipalities typically obtain their authority to identify,
evaluate, designate, and regulate historic resources (individual
sites and districts) from state enabling legislation for municipal
land use and development planning, zoning, including historic
preservation zoning. The historic preservation ordinance is an
extension of the municipality's zoning laws, which should be tailored
to the community's character and historic preservation goals.
A Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) is created and defined
by the local ordinance. State enabling legislation usually requires
that the HPC consist of members, plus alternates, who have a variety
of backgrounds ranging from preservation professionals to citizen
HPC's may be either:
- Advisory, where the Commission only makes recommendations
to the planning board, or
- Regulatory, where the Commission itself is empowered to make
final decisions on projects subject to its review.
A new HPO publication, The Historic Preservation Commission Primer,
available soon, will provide a detailed look at the development,
elements and effectiveness of local historic preservation ordinances.publication,
The Historic Preservation Commission Primer, available soon, will
provide a detailed look at the development, elements and effectiveness
of local historic preservation ordinances
Tools for Historic Preservation, NJ Department of Environmental