What is partial demolition?

"Demolition means the act or process of demolishing; to tear down, destroy, raze or remove all or a significant portion of a building or structure, and including partial demolition." Sec. 28-2 of the City Code of ordinances. In the Architectural Guidelines, "demolition refers not only to the complete razing of a structure but to the permanent removal of significant architectural features.  This includes the removal of porches, balconies, steps, dormers, chimneys, walls, additions and similar major features."

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1. Will my property be affected?
2. Will the changes affect new construction?
3. What is partial demolition?
4. What is the current demolition review process?
5. What are the benefits to changing the demolition ordinance?
6. When is design review required for a property not in a local HP zoning district?
7. What kinds of construction activities would constitute partial demolition?
8. Does this mean approval is required for any type of change?
9. Can a property be designated as historic if it is not currently designated?
10. Does this mean the historic windows cannot be replaced?
11. Where did this all come from, why is the city addressing this now?
12. Is there really a threat that the city could lose historic districts?