HARC Amendments to UDC: Public Meeting on March 12

Mar 6, 2015

The City seeks public input on proposed revisions to the regulations that govern the City’s historic resources at a public meeting on March 12 at 5:30 p.m. at the City Council Chamber, 101 E. Seventh Street. Changes would affect items reviewed by the Historic and Architectural Review Commission.

The proposed changes to the Unified Development Code affect property in the Downtown and Old Town Overlay districts, as well as certain property listed in the City’s Historic Resource Survey.

Primary changes to the existing regulations include:

  • Designation of local Historic Landmarks
  • Clarification of regulations that apply to contributing versus non-contributing historic structures to a Historic Overlay District
  • Clarification on review processes for alterations, removals , demolition, and new construction, as well as certain site features such as signage and fences, to include review by the Historic and Architectural Review Commission and historic preservation officer

The proposed revisions are listed at georgetown.org/udc/harc-amendments.

The proposed UDC amendments have been presented at a HARC workshop last year on October 23, at a City Council workshop on October 28, at a public meeting on January 22, at the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting on February 3, at a City Council meeting on February 10, and at a HARC meeting on February 26.

Future steps include a workshop with the City Council on March 24, first reading of the amendments ordinance at City Council on April 14, and second reading of the amendments ordinance at City Council on April 28.

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