Does this mean the historic windows cannot be replaced?

No. The City encourages the preservation of old-growth, wood windows and when maintained will last longer than any replacement window so in the long-term it is economically viable to restore and repair original wood windows if they are not too deteriorated.  However, if they are beyond repair, there are acceptable replacement windows which include windows with the same configuration and some type of exterior muntin.  They do not have to be wood windows, however. In these cases if the windows match the design the city preservation staff can approve the change through the normal review process of a building permit.

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?