What kinds of construction activities would constitute partial demolition?

The removal of 50% or more of historic, individual elements of the historic building envelope (roof, walls, porches, windows, foundations) when they are not going to be replaced at all or when they are replaced in a way that is out of character with the historic property.  It will also include the removal of these historic features regardless of the percentage when they are on visible sides of the building.  When this occurs, the building can lose historic integrity, access to incentives, and add up to the degradation of a historic district.  These affect the whole city and not just the current property owner but also future property owners.

For more information, visit the Historic Preservation Updates page.

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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?