Message #183 From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG To: "'Matthias Giessler'" Date: Tue, 02 Jun 1998 20:20:50 Subject: Courthouse Plaza Historic Preservation District [ AzTeC / SWA SASIG ] : From: Nancy Burgess On April 14, the Prescott City Council unanimously approved by ordinance formation of the Courthouse Plaza Historic Preservation District, which includes the properties on the four streets facing the Courthouse Plaza. The district went into effect on May 15, 1998. In the future, all work which requires a City of Prescott permit, including new construction and demolition, will have to be approved by the Prescott Preservation Commission pursuant to the Design Guidelines written especially for this district and adopted as part of the ordinance. Now comes the exciting and challenging job of working with the property owners on their projects. AZ EFFORT TO CREATE PRESCOTT HISTORIC DISTRICT ON TRACK 04/09/98 02:32PM PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) _ Twenty years after the effort began, city officials have finally enlisted the support necessary to form a historic preservation district downtown. The goal is to protect the historic integrity of the streets facing the Yavapai County Courthouse. The city requires support from a majority of property owners in the district, which includes 43 properties, 40 of which are private. Prescott Historic Preservation Specialist Nancy Burgess said this week she has signatures from owners of 24 of the private properties. Under the preservation district, the Prescott Preservation Commission would review any building renovations that require a city building permit. The buildings' sites, design and materials are among the factors that would come under commission review. The City Council scheduled a vote on the matter April 14.