Posts Tagged ‘historic preservation’

Local Government Economic Development Powers “Clarified”

Monday, October 26th, 2015

On October 20, 2015, the Governor signed Session Law (S.L.) 2015-277, placing into effect several “clarifications” to the primary economic development statute used by local governments, G.S. Chapter 158, Article 1, “The Local Development Act of 1925.” The modifications fall into three categories: first, broad discretionary language was removed; second, new procedural requirements were imposed; […]

Sale of Historic Structures by NC Local Governments for Redevelopment

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Almost ten years ago, in the town of Bushwood, North Carolina, the “generous” owner of the historic textile mill building just off Main Street donated the property to the town (it was difficult to maintain and the owner didn’t want to pay property taxes on it any more). The town accepted the property, hoping that […]

Demolition and Code Enforcement Involving Historic Districts and Landmarks

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

You know the old Jones house down on 4th Street in the town’s historic district, don’t you? Well, it’s a real shame that it is in such bad shape. I remember when that house was right at the center of a very charming neighborhood. Now? Well, I hear that there is a realty company that […]

Historic Preservation Commission Basics

Friday, September 27th, 2013

UPDATE (October 15, 2021): This blog was revised to include statutory citations under Chapter 160D. “The heritage of our State is one of our most valued and important assets,” and our cities and counties are authorized to safeguard that heritage and promote the use and conservation of North Carolina’s historic landmarks and districts (G.S. 160D-940).  […]

Local Historic Preservation Districts and Landmarks: Three Frequently Asked Questions

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

UPDATE September 2013:  The 2013 law that revises the zoning board of adjustment statutes (S.L. 2013 – 126) affects appeals of certificate of appropriateness decisions of historic preservation commissions. Section 1 of the act adds G.S. 160A-388(b1)(9) to provide that the board’s review  of such appeals must be based on the record made by the […]