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File #: 2016-0007    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Held in Standing Committee
File created: 1/8/2016 In control: Committee on Land Use and Economic Development
On agenda: 1/12/2016 Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Effective date:    
Title: Ordinance amending and supplementing the Pittsburgh Code of Ordinances, Title XI, Historic Preservation, by adding and deleting language. (Reference Bill 2015-2001 which expired on 12-31-15)
Sponsors: Reverend Ricky V. Burgess
Indexes: PGH. CODE ORDINANCES TITLE 11 - HISTORIC DESIGNATION
Related files: 2015-2001
Title
Ordinance amending and supplementing the Pittsburgh Code of Ordinances, Title XI, Historic Preservation, by adding and deleting language. (Reference Bill 2015-2001 which expired on 12-31-15)

Body
Whereas, historic preservation, used properly, is a tool that can protect vital elements of the City's culture and history; and,

Whereas, the City must, however, be cautious to avoid and prevent the arbitrary or capricious application of historic preservation precisely because of its' police powers, which at times have been used by some to punish those with whom we do not agree; and,

Whereas, care must always be taken to ensure that the government does not ask any one person to endure a burden for the supposed benefit to the many where those rules do not apply to all; and,

Be it therefore resolved that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh hereby enact as follows:

Section 1. The Pittsburgh Code of Ordinances, Title XI - Historic Preservation, is hereby amended as follows:

? 1101.03 - DESIGNATION OF HISTORIC STRUCTURES, DISTRICTS, SITES AND OBJECTS.
(a)
[The Council of the City of Pittsburgh may designate Historic Structures, Historic Districts, Historic Sites and Historic Objects upon request or upon its own initiative.]
The Council of the City of Pittsburgh may designate Historic Structures, Historic Objects or Historic Sites only upon the request of the legal owner(s) of record. In the case of Historic Districts, Council may, upon the request of no fewer than seventy (70) percent (70%) of the owners of the affected properties, designate a specified area as an Historic District.

(1)
Nomination.
a.
Nomination of an area, property, site, structure, or object for consideration and designation as a Historic Structure, Historic District, Historic Site, or Historic Object shall be submitted to the Historic Review Commission on a form prepared by the Commission, [and may be submitted by any of the following:]
[1.]
[The Mayor of the Ci...

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