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HP 302 Preservation Planning > Assignments
|Wickford, Rhode Island
Write a two-page summary of your observations on the assignment, below. Referece pertinent zoning regulations as needed.
- New York City Department of City Planning, Zoning Maps and NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission, Historic Disctricts, Landmark Maps
Below, questions to consider with
reference to you choice from:
- your own home town (which may not be in one of your
- a town (municipality) in one of your "adopted" states.
The municipality must have a Historic District
Zoning for any municipality is complex so this is just an introduction.
Peruse the zoning regulations, maps, overlay zoning,
historic districts, and related regulations to facilitate an understanding of zoning in general, guided by location-specific examples.
1 Examine the relationship between the
planning and zoning regulations and the "Official Zoning
Historic district "zoning", sometimes refered to as "historic overlay
district" (and from CT Trust), is part of zoning— but may frequently be different from a historic district.
Historic districts, and their regulation
under Historic District Commissions, ideally have typical zoining
regulations that are in congruity with the preservation goals.
example: an historic district that is residential in characted would
likely not benefit from having zoning that permits commercial uses
within its boundaries.
2 Examine the relationship between the boundaries of historic district
and the permissible uses within the district boundaries.
- Are the
two compatible? Why?
- What of the compatibility of structures immediately outside historic districts?
The for cultural resource stewardship to work, the Planning and
Zoning Commission and Zoning Commission must develop a preservation-oriented
policy and communicate it to the public — as exemplified by
of Planning & Zoning, Howard County, Maryland.
And the Planning and
must communicate at many levels with the Historic District Commission, which provides "comments to the Planning
& Zoning Commission" — as exemplified by the Historic
District Commission, Greenwich, Connecticut.
Typically the role
of the HDC does not "impair" that of other planning commissions
(see Chapter 10 Article XVIII, § 10-42, Historic
District and Historic District Commission, Code of the Town
of Wethersfield, Connecticut.)
3 How do the municipality's commissions work together? (Only address if this is discernable via Web information.)