Determining Local Historic Properties

Local historic designations include both historic district properties (neighborhoods or groups of properties) and historic landmark properties (individual properties with a high level of historical significance). The designations are mapped on the City’s GoMaps application. Instructions for determining whether properties have a local historic designation are as follows:
  1. Go to the GIS Interactive Map website​.
  2. Read the statement and navigate through the button “START: I Understand and Accept the Limits to Data Accuracy.”
  3. Select the GoMaps text or image in the upper left-hand corner.
  4. Enter the property address in the “Quick Search” box in the upper right-hand corner. Addresses must be entered as street number, abbreviated directional, and street name with no punctuation, and should not include the type of street (for example: 2100 West Lakewood Avenue should be entered as “2100 W Lakewood”).
  5. The property, when selected, will be surrounded by a blue box and the tax data information will display in a results window at the bottom of your screen.
  6. Use the "Map Layers" window to display the information you seek. 
    • If the "Layers List" is not visible on the right-hand side of the screen, click on the “Map Layers” link below the “Quick Search” box. 
    • Once the "Layers List" is displayed, click on "Planning/Zoning" to display this list of layers. 
    • Select from the boxes for “Overlay Local Historic District” and “Overlay Local Historic Landmarks.” 
    • Once these layers are displayed, if the selected property is designated the property will be shaded or stippled to show that designation.
If the property in question is designated as a local historic property that means that any time you would like to make modifications to the property (structure and site included) you will need to follow the steps for obtaining a certificate of appropriateness (COA) prior to pulling necessary permits and beginning work. Link to the COA process page.