Let me start by saying I know our ordinance is effed up and unclear. I'm trying to clarify what the actual process is so that we can thereby make it clearer.
In our city we have 3 local historic districts which are also on the National Register.
Recently another section of the city was listed on the National Register. However, this new historic district has not been locally adopted. It is not clear whether or not the residents of this district want it to be a local historic district and subject to reveiw by our HP Board.
In the meantime, our ordinance states that during site plan review the Planning Commission shall refer any application for a project "in any designated historic district" to the HP Board for review.
My question is would you consider the new National Register District a "designated historic district" even though it is not a locally adopted historic district?