Sec. 12A-3-1. Standards for designation of historical landmarks, historical districts and historical resources.

(a) A building, structure, object, or particular place may be designated for preservation as a landmark if it meets one or more of the following criteria:
(1) Historical Importance. The building, structure, object, particular place, vegetation or geology, has character, interest of value, as part of the development, heritage or cultural characteristics of the city, state or nation; or is the site of an historic event with an effect upon society; or is identified with a person or group of persons who had some influence on society; or exemplifies the cultural, political, economic, social or historic heritage of the community.
(2) Architectural Importance. The building, structure, object, or particular place exemplifies the environment of a group of people in an era of history characterized by distinctive architectural style; or embodies those distinguishing characteristics of an architectural type specimen; or is the work of an architect or master builder whose individual work has influenced the development of the area; or contains elements of architectural design, detail, materials or craftsmanship which represent a significant innovation.
(b) An area may be designated as an historical district which it includes at least two designated historical landmarks in such proximity that they create a setting historically or culturally significant to the local community, the state, or the nation, sufficiently distinguishable from other areas of the city to warrant preservation by such means. Such districts may include structures and sites that individually do not meet criteria for landmark status but which geographically and visually are located so as to be part of the setting in which the other structures are viewed.
(c) The city council shall approve and maintain a historical resources list. A building, structure, or object may be included on the list as a historical resource if, in the determination of the city council, it satisfies the historical preservation commission's historical resources inventory study list evaluation criteria. (Ord. No. 1004, § 2 (part); Ord. No. 1310, § 3 (part).)