|Process for Designation of a Historic District or Historic landmark|
2. Advance mailing of notice to all property owners in the proposed historic district or to the owner(s) of the proposed historic landmark advising them of a public hearing.
3. Historic Preservation Commission holds a public hearing on proposed historic district or landmark designation.
4. Historic Preservation Commission report recommending designation of a historic district or landmark is submitted to the Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Commission.
5. Copy of report is submitted to Iowa State Historical Society. Comments from Iowa State Historic Society must be received before action is taken by P&Z.
6 Within 60 days of receiving the report from the Historic Preservation Commission and comments from the Iowa State Historic Society, P&Z submits its recommendations to the City Council.
a. P&Z may approve, disapprove or modify the proposed designation.
b. P&Z must notify Historic Preservation Commission of modifications.
c. If P&Z modifies, the City forward modifications to Iowa State Historical Society for review.
d. City Council schedules a public hearing once it has received the comments of the Iowa State Historical Society. Such comments must be available for public review.
6. The City Council provides notice of hearing an conducts a public
hearing on an ordinance to designate a historic or landmark.
For further details, refer to Chapter 4, Article C, Historic Preservation
Regulations, Iowa City Code of Ordinances. Section 14-4C-5 empowers the
Commission to conduct studies for identification and designation of historic
districts and historic landmarks on its own initiative. Section 14-4C-6
explains the procedures for designating historic and conservation districts
and historic landmarks. Section 14-4C-10 provides for simple misdemeanor
and nuisance sanctions to enforce these code sections.
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