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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