Message #183
From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG
To:   "'Matthias Giessler'" 

Date: Tue, 02 Jun 1998 20:20:50
Subject: Courthouse Plaza Historic Preservation

[ 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.

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.