Historic Preservation


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The Historic Preservation program concentrates on the administration and oversight of activities in four historic districts:

  • Downtown
  • Dean Park
  • Edison Park
  • Seminole Park

The program reviews of Certificate of Review applications as required by the Historic Preservation Ordinance, Chapter 114 of the Land Development Code. A 9-member board reviews submitted applications for compliance with Chapter 114 and the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings. Administration of this program includes:

  • Ad Valorem Tax Incentive Program
  • Application review and consistency
  • Grant submittal and monitoring
  • Local historic landmark and district designations
  • Site visits