Golden Belt Historic District

Project Background


  • In 2010 the Planning Department received a citizen petition to create a Golden Belt Local Historic District. 
  • In 2015 the department hired MdM Historical Consultants to research and survey the area and to prepare a preservation plan and proposed district boundary. 
  • In January and March of 2016 public meetings to receive input on the draft plan and boundary were held.
  • In April of 2016 the Durham Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) held a public hearing on the project and voted (4-0) to recommend approval of the district and preservation plan using the consultants’ proposed boundary. 
  • In June of 2016 the Durham Planning Commission held a public hearing on this project and voted (7-4) to recommend approval of the district and preservation plan using the consultants’ proposed boundary. 
  • In September of 2016 the City Council held a public hearing on the project and voted (4-3) to adopt the district and preservation plan using the consultants’ proposed boundary. 
Now that the district has been adopted, any changes to the exterior of structures and to sites within the district require a certificate of appropriateness (COA) approval prior to obtaining other necessary permits and to beginning any work. Information on the COA application process, the review criteria used in approvals, and the Golden Belt Preservation Plan can all be found through the main Historic Preservation page of the department’s website now.

Links
1. Golden Belt Preservation Plan   

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