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:
Read the statement and navigate through the button “START: I Understand and Accept the Limits to Data Accuracy.”
Select the GoMaps text or image in the upper left-hand corner.
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”).
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.
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.