What are the benefits of designating my property as part of a Local Historic District?

A Local Historic District designation is one of the most effective ways to preserve and protect the City's unique historic structures and neighborhoods. Designation protects the investments of owners and residents by ensuring the historic features that make an area attractive are preserved.

Local Historic Districts are also environmentally friendly. Retention and reuse of historic materials prevents a significant amount of old and new material from being deposited in landfills. Preserving and protecting the historic architecture of the community establishes a unique identity, stabilizes neighborhoods, and protects the investments of property owners.

For more information about the district, visit the Local Historic District page.

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1. What is the Lafayette Historic Preservation Commission?
2. Are there any districts already in Lafayette?
3. Is there a difference between a National Register Historic District and a Local Historic District?
4. If I want to make a change to my property, what is the procedure?
5. What is a Certificate of Appropriateness?
6. Does the Historic Preservation Commission deny many COAs?
7. What about repair and maintenance - Do I have to apply to the Commission for every fix?
8. Can the Lafayette Historic Preservation Commission tell me what color I have to paint my house?
9. Does the Lafayette Historic Preservation Commission have the authority to tell me what landscaping I can install?
10. Does designation as a Local Historic District prevent me from constructing an addition to my house?
11. Does designation as a Local Historic District prevent me from demolishing a building?
12. Does designation as a Local Historic District prevent me from building on a vacant lot?
13. Does designation as a Local Historic District prevent me from installing new windows or doors?
14. What are the benefits of designating my property as part of a Local Historic District?
15. Does designation as a Local Historic District affect my property values?
16. Are there resources for those properties listed within a Local Historic District?
17. If I have questions, who can I contact?