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Posted on: September 27, 2018

Historic Preservation Incentives Earn Recognition

Capital Area Preservation has honored the town for its recently-adopted incentives to preserve historic structures.

The town was among the recipients at the annual Anthemion Awards ceremony Sept. 24 in Raleigh. The award was in recognition of outstanding dedication and commitment to excellence in historic preservation in Wake County.

Incentives for preservation, restoration or reuse are specified in changes to development regulations that the Town Council approved in August. Approval followed months of effort by the council and Planning and Zoning Department staff.

The town lacks legislative authority to require that historic structures be saved. Instead, it seeks to encourage preservation through potential reductions or waivers of certain development requirements.

To be eligible, structures must remain within the town’s jurisdiction and on a site compatible in character with the original location.

Town elected officials and staff attended the Capital Area Preservation awards ceremony.

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