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File #: 2013-1647    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed Finally
File created: 6/25/2013 In control: Committee on Land Use and Economic Development
On agenda: Final action: 7/9/2013
Enactment date: 7/9/2013 Enactment #: 468
Effective date: 7/15/2013    
Title: Resolution authorizing and directing the Director of City Planning to implement the creation of Historic Conservation Districts within the City of Pittsburgh.
Sponsors: R. Daniel Lavelle, Darlene M. Harris, Natalia Rudiak, Bruce A. Kraus
Indexes: FEASIBILITY STUDY, PGH. CODE ORDINANCES TITLE 11 - HISTORIC DESIGNATION
Attachments: 1. 2013-1647.doc
Title
Resolution authorizing and directing the Director of City Planning to implement the creation of Historic Conservation Districts within the City of Pittsburgh.

Body
Whereas, based on a recommendation in the City's Preservation Plan, the City is currently working on the development of historic conservation overlay district guidelines for incorporation into the City Code; and

Whereas, the City of Pittsburgh received a Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) CLG Grant for partial funding for a historic conservation overlay districts study; and

Whereas, the study defines opportunities, technical requirements and operational needs for the successful execution of historic conservation overlay districts; and

Whereas, the purpose of the study is to provide a clear and concise report that will serve as a tool for community groups who want to preserve the historical nature of neighborhoods that may lack sufficient significance and integrity for full status as a historic district as outlined in the City Code; and

Whereas, the purpose of the guidelines is to maintain the historic character of portions of the City, while allowing compatible modern development; and

Whereas, the objectives specific to this project include developing guidelines in concert with City staff; and

Whereas, the guidelines must meet technical requirements as identified through examples of other cities' successful programs; and

Whereas, the guidelines must be easy for staff to use and for the public to understand; and

Whereas, an operational plan is being developed to guide City staff in implementing the
additional level of project review via the administrative review processes

Be it resolved by the Council of the City of Pittsburgh as follows:

Section 1. Pursuant to the provisions of the City of Pittsburgh Code of Ordinances, the Council of the City hereby authorizes and directs the Director of City Planning to implement the creation of Histori...

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