Utilizing the Demolition Delay Period

A Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) will often possess the authority to delay demolition of a historic structure for up to one year; however, most cannot deny demolition. In this session Annette Stone, Planner with the town of New Bern, highlights the city’s successful efforts to pass a local bill and subsequent local ordinance that enable the HPC to deny demolition of contributing historic structures based on specific criteria including “statewide significance.”

Presented at the PNC 2008 Annual Conference, Winston-Salem, October 9-11, 2008