What is a Heritage and Historic Preservation Plan?

Fayetteville’s Heritage and Historic Preservation Plan is a guidance document for: 1) what the community’s priorities are, 2) what our historic preservation programs and projects look like and 3) what kind of funding and partnerships are available to us to do the work. The planning process begins by asking a lot of questions, such as:

  • Should regulations and design-review requirements be implemented for private properties? 
  • Are there any neighborhoods that could benefit from or want historic zoning protections? 
  • Are there historic sites that we are unaware of or need to know more about? 
  • Do we need to offer more education or resources on how to maintain and repair historic properties? 

After we receive community input on those questions, we can look at what the plan will recommend and the types of activities we’ll work on once the plan is adopted. Some examples include:

  • Improving our online resources for historic preservation.
  • Conducting more research into our history or working with community partners to learn more.
  • Creating a program and dedicating funding for a historic marker program.
  • Deciding if we need surveys of historic properties or historic neighborhoods to document those properties so they aren’t forgotten.
  • Identifying and applying for grants to support our historic preservation projects.

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1. What is historic preservation and why is it needed?
2. What does NOT go into a historic preservation plan?
3. What is a Heritage and Historic Preservation Plan?
4. What are different types of historic designations and which ones include regulations/oversight?
5. What types of information are typically included in a historic preservation ordinance? How can communities shape an ordinance to meet their needs?
6. What are the benefits and responsibilities of owning a property with a local historic designation?
7. What is a typical process for making changes to a property with a local historic designation?
8. What are the alternatives to historic districts, if a neighborhood wants to manage changes and new construction?