Are there alterations which will not be approved?

Alterations that are typically denied are:

  • Installing vinyl or aluminum siding over wood or other historic materials.
  • Installing vinyl or aluminum windows.
  • Painting a masonry surface that is not currently painted.
  • Sandblasting pressure grit washing, or high-pressure water washing.
  • Removing or changing distinctive architectural details.
  • Use of pressure-treated wood as a finish material.

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1. What is the difference between "Maintenance" and "Changes"?
2. Are there alterations which will not be approved?
3. What standards does the Historic Review Board use to evaluate the applications?
4. Are the economics of repairing my property considered?
5. Are there any tax benefits available for historic renovations?
6. I noticed that there are many types of inventory forms on the website and some have more information than others, why is that?
7. I think I have found an error on one of the forms, who do I contact to have it changed?
8. I have an historic photo of the house/street and would like to give it to the city to put online, who do I contact?
9. If it has an inventory form, does that mean it is historic? What makes a building “historic”?
10. What if I have additional questions that have not been answered?