What Local Historic District DOES NOT do: · Does not regulate paint colors · Does not require repairs or renovations to be made · Does not increase taxes beyond normal increases for the City or County · Does not prevent additions · Does not prevent non-contributing homes from being demolished · Does not require use of historic materials or historic building methods · Does not require that you open you home to the public · Does not restrict routine maintenance of properties
What Local Historic District DOES do: · Recognizes that Oakhurst has a distinctive historic character important to the overall character of the City of Decatur · Encourages creative and compatible development with historic areas · Requires that a Certificate of Appropriateness be obtained for exterior changes to contributing properties, demolition of buildings, and new construction. · Applies only to major renovations to the exterior of your home. Interior renovations are not restricted.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

The Economic Benefits of Historic Preservation in Colorado

The Economic Benefits of Historic Preservation in Colorado (Jan. ‘02) - prepared for the Colorado Historical Foundation by Clarion Associates of Colorado, BBC Research and Consulting and Place Economics

“Summary: Property Values
Historic designation does not decrease property values. Property values in the designated areas experienced value increases that were either higher than, or the same as, nearby, undesignated areas.”