§ 23-652. Criteria for historic designations.  

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  • Criteria in this section shall be used to review National Register nominations and for establishing historic districts as zoning overlay districts under this chapter.

    Sec. 23-652.1. National Register nominations. The nomination of properties to the National Register of Historic Places shall be reviewed by the city using criteria established by the federal government in 36 C.F.R. 60.4, as amended.

    Sec. 23-652.2. Historic overlay districts. This section sets forth criteria for the use of the city in deciding to establish a new historic district or to approve a request for the establishment of such a district or expansion of an existing district.

    The proposed district must be a geographically compact area including a concentration of structures and/or sites documented to meet one (1) or more of the following criteria:

    a. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places;

    b. Eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places;

    c. At least forty (40) percent of the structures are fifty (50) years of age or older and satisfy any one (1) of the following criteria:

    1. Associated with a significant local, state, or national event;

    2. Identified with a person or persons who significantly contributed to the development of the city, state, or nation;

    3. Identified as the work of a master builder, designer, or architect whose individual work has influenced the development of the city, state, or nation;

    4. Recognized as valuable for the quality of its architecture and retains sufficient elements showing its architectural significance;

    5. has distinguishing characteristics of an architectural style valuable for the study of a period, method of construction, or use of indigenous materials;

    6. Embodies distinguishing characteristics or architectural style or elements of design, detailing, materials or craftsmanship that render it architecturally significant or valuable for the study of a period, type, method of construction or use of indigenous materials;

    7. Is a recognizable part of a geographically definable area possessing a significant concentration or continuity of sites, buildings, objects, or structures united in past events or aesthetically by plan or physical development;

    8. Is a recognizable part of an established and geographically definable neighborhood, united in culture, architectural style or physical plan and development;

    9. Associated with a singular location that is unique or possesses singular physical characteristics that make it an established or familiar visual feature;

    10. Demonstrates a likelihood of yielding significant information in terms of archaeology, history, or prehistory.

(Ord. No. 2008-11, § 7, 5-20-08)