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Levels of preservation regulation

ROBERT

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Is anyone familiar with a hp ordinance that is set up to offer various levels of preservation regulations (ie, level 1 would be minimal and level 5 would be the most restrictive and offer the most protection)? It is my direction to create such a document, any suggestions will be
appreciated.
 

larryshure

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Rating historic resources is frowned upon by preservation purists. It encourages a mindset that will allow a 3 to be torn down while preserving a 4, at least until the 4 is threatened when there's a perfectly good 5 just down the street. Ideally, something is historic or it isn't. The ordinance I work with recognizes contributing and non-contributing structures within landmark districts. Technically they are both subject to the same review procedures, but a non-contributing building obviously wouldn't require the same kind of rigorous review. Many surveys will identify significant, contributing, and non-contributing resources, with significant being the most important historically with the highest level of integrity.
 
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