The Preservation Planning office provides assistance to individuals, businesses, and organizations with respect to renovation, restoration, and treatment of historic resources on a citywide basis, including the city’s seven locally-designated historic districts.
The office receives and reviews applications for Certificates of Appropriateness(COAs) for alterations of structures located in the local historic districts. Not sure if your property lies within a historic district? Check this map, and staff is available to confirm whether or not your property is within a district.
The duties of the preservation planner are to:
Provide staff support to the Architectural Review Board
Prepare and administer preservation grants and serve as a liaison with the Virginia Department of Historic Resources
Serve as the Certified Local Government contact person for the city