HISTORIC PRESERVATION BOARD HOSTS PUBLIC HEARING ON HISTORIC DISTRICT DESIGN GUIDELINES ON JUNE 16


A public hearing on the proposed update to Design Guidelines for Park City’s Historic Districts and Historically Significant Buildings will occur on Monday, June 16 at 6:00pm. The meeting will be in Room 205 of the Library and Education Building at 1255 Park Avenue.
The process of updating the Historic District Design Guidelines began in October 2007 following the adoption of the City’s Historic Building Inventory. For the past eight months, the Historic Preservation Board has discussed and reviewed a broad range of issues and concerns related to the City’s historic districts and significant buildings. Key issues discussed by the Historic Preservation Board include:

Reconstruction of historically significant buildings

Definitions of historic integrity and significance

Compatibility of new construction

Use of substitute materials and the retention of historic materials

Application and appeals processes streamlining

Public participation in the review process

Clarity of the language used in the design guidelines
The Design Guidelines draft document is the result of policy directives from the Historic Preservation Board, staff input regarding the practicality of various provisions, and recognized best practices within the field of historic preservation. A copy of the proposed design guidelines is available on line at www.parkcity.org. For more information, contact the Park City Planning Department at 435-615-5060.
Following the public hearing, the Historic Preservation Board may elect to forward a recommendation to the City Council or continue the public hearing to its meeting at 10:00 a.m. on July 7.
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