A Local Historic District designation is one of the most effective ways to preserve and protect the City's unique historic structures and neighborhoods. Designation protects the investments of owners and residents by ensuring the historic features that make an area attractive are preserved.
Local Historic Districts are also environmentally friendly. Retention and reuse of historic materials prevents a significant amount of old and new material from being deposited in landfills. Preserving and protecting the historic architecture of the community establishes a unique identity, stabilizes neighborhoods, and protects the investments of property owners.