Wake Forest Unified Development Ordinance - July 2022

Administration 15.11 Historic Preservation


to the HPC within 30 days following receipt by the department of the report, the Historic Preservation Commission and the Board of Commissioners shall be relieved of any responsibility to consider such comments.


Creation of Ordinance for Designation 1.

Once a potential landmark or district has been identified, the Administrator shall draft an ordinance for the designation of said property as an official local historic landmark or district. 2. The ordinance shall describe the property designated in the ordinance, the name or names of the owner or owners of the property, those elements of the property that are integral to its historical, architectural, or pre-historical value, including the land area of the property so designated and any other information the governing board deems necessary.


Public Notification: Level 1, 2 & 3 required. Level 5 optional.

H. Legislative Public Hearing and Decision by the Board of Commissioners: The HPC and the Board of Commissioners shall hold a joint, legislative public hearing (or separate, legislative public hearings) on the proposed ordinance. Following the legislative public hearing(s), the Board of Commissioners may adopt the ordinance as proposed, adopt the ordinance with any amendments it deems necessary, or reject the proposed ordinance. I. Post-Adoption Procedures 1. Upon adoption of the ordinance the owners and occupants of each landmark shall be given written notification of such designation insofar as reasonable diligence permits. 2. One copy of the ordinance and all amendments thereto shall be filed by the applicant in the offices of the Register of Deeds and the Tax Supervisor of Wake County. 3. A second copy of the ordinance and all amendments thereto shall be kept on file in the office of the Town Clerk and be made available for public inspection at any reasonable time. 4. A third copy of the ordinance and any amendments thereto shall be given to the building inspector for the town. 5. The fact that a building, structure, site, or area has been designated a landmark shall be clearly indicated on all tax maps maintained by Wake County for such period as the designation remains in effect. 6. The designation and any recorded restrictions upon the property limiting its use for preservation purposes shall be considered by the tax supervisor in appraising it for tax purposes. 7. A suitable sign for each property designated as a landmark may be placed on the property at the owner’s consen t; otherwise, a sign may be placed on a nearby right-of-way. 15.11.2. Certificate of Appropriateness – Minor Works (Minor COA) A. Applicability: Minor works are those exterior changes that do not involve substantial alterations, additions or removals that could impair the integrity of the property and/or historic district as a whole. B. Process Type: Administrative C. Pre-Application Meeting: No pre-application conference is required prior to applying for a Minor COA. Applicants are strongly encouraged to call or visit the Administrator

Town of Wake Forest Unified Development Ordinance – July 19, 2022


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