10 Steps to Establishing a Local Historic District
by AIB America In Bloom
December 19, 2017

Today's local preservationists are big-picture thinkers. They're not looking only at landmarks; they're also thinking about their community's whole environment, development history, sustainability, and politics. And one great way to protect a place's history, culture, and values is to establish a local historic district.

So what is a local historic district, and what does it do? A local historic district is an entire area or group of historic structures deemed significant to the city's cultural fabric that are protected by public review. This can include downtown commercial areas, main streets, waterfront districts, and residential districts.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation offers these 10 steps to establishing a local historic district...

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