Preservation ordinances

Preservation ordinances

Regulations regarding preservation. There are two kinds of statues: landmark commission ordinance and historic district ordinance. These ordinances define the architectural and historical standards of value in the area based on an architectural survey. Each sets up an agency with authority to review proposals to alter or demolish designated structures and to restrict such actions. Each provides a procedure by which decisions can be appealed by applicants, either to a higher administrative authority or zoning board, city council, or directly to a court.
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New York City became the landmark United Stales Supreme Court case affirming the right of local historic preservation ordinances and governmental bodies to restrict property use in favor of historic preservation objectives.
107-09 (1978) (disentangling the web of law and politics inherent in deciding a threshold constitutional question arising from a local historic preservation ordinance dispute).
The city of Homewood has no preservation ordinances and no provisions whatsoever for design review.
preservation ordinances function as "architectural controls
purpose statement for historic preservation ordinances); Shanon Shea
The number of local historic preservation ordinances nationwide mushroomed from a mere handful at midcentury (26) to more than 2,300 in 2015.
More significant was the dramatic proliferation of local preservation ordinances. (76) The number rose from a dozen or so before the 1960s to more than 500 by 1978.
He has served as an architectural historian on many documentation projects, including those under Sections 106 and 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act, the California Environmental Quality Act, and several local preservation ordinances.
Yet even the best of preservation ordinances are impotent.
were only 11 communities with local preservation ordinances, whereas by
21 that a 1994 California law exempting houses of worship from local historic preservation ordinances is constitutional.

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