What is design review?

The Historic Preservation Ordinance provides for a design review process. Design review consists of the evaluation of any proposed exterior work upon a designated property. Both minor and extensive projects must be reviewed and approved prior to beginning work.

The design review process is often triggered by a building permit application; however, building permits cannot be issued until design review is complete. Although some types of work projects, such as the installation of a walkway or a satellite dish, may not require a building permit, design review is still required.

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4. What is a Certificate of Appropriateness?