May I put an addition on my historic property?

Yes, however, the addition should be located away from public view to preserve the property’s historic streetscape appearance. The Historic Preservation Office requires property owners to meet with the Historic Preservation Officer during the earliest design phase of the project to obtain professional feedback and input on the design. All additions should be compatible with the scale, massing, and architecture of your property and compatible with adjacent properties. The Design Guidelines provide useful information to help property owners design sensitive additions. Additions must comply with the city zoning ordinance and building codes.

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1. What is a Certificate of Appropriateness?
2. Is there a fee for a Certificate of Appropriateness?
3. Why is a Certificate of Appropriateness needed?
4. When is a Certificate of Appropriateness needed?
5. How do I obtain a Certificate of Appropriateness?
6. What needs to be included when submitting a Certificate of Appropriateness?
7. What happens to my application after it is submitted?
8. May I paint my house any color I want?
9. Do I need permission to perform ordinary maintenance?
10. Does every change to my property require a Certificate of Appropriateness?
11. May I put an addition on my historic property?
12. Where can I receive help designing an addition for my house?
13. Are there economic incentives for improving property in the historic district?
14. How do I submit photos if the CSS Portal won't let me upload them?
15. If I have more questions, whom should I contact?