Homes have a year before demolition

A Greenville commission has given the city, ECU and the State Historic Preservation Office 365 days to save five houses in the College View Historic District from demolition — and ECU said it would consider saving one of the homes if it could be rezoned.

During Tuesday’s meeting of the Historic Preservation Commission, East Carolina University officially submitted certificate of appropriateness applications to demolish or relocate if possible five houses that surround the chancellor’s residence at 603 E. Fifth St.

The commission grants certificates to approve exterior work done on buildings within a city’s historic district, including windows, doors, paint colors, materials, rooflines, gutters, fences and yards. COAs also must be issued if a home within a historical district is moved or demolished.

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(Daily Reflector, 7/2/2016)