Heritage Preservation Plan
The Heritage Preservation Plan is a document that guides the city’s preservation efforts and provides for their integration into the broad range of plans, programs, and activities that shape the community over time. It is not a regulatory document, but a statement goals, policies, and actions the community should take to further its heritage preservation efforts and inventory of existing and potential heritage resources.
The City’s first Heritage Preservation Plan was adopted in 1981 and established an inventory of historic structures, recommending 33 for designation as local landmarks. Since that time, the city has experienced significant investment in restoration of its heritage resources, the city’s two districts continue to evolve with a mix of new infill development, and the city adopted tax exemption and grant programs for the promotion of heritage preservation in the city.