CHAPTER 12A. HISTORICAL LANDMARKS AND DISTRICTS.*
Article III. Designation of Historical Landmarks, Historical Districts and Historical Resources.
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
(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
(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).)