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HPC closer to demolition ordinance

HPC closer to demolition ordinance

January 11th, 2017 by Michelle Brooks in News

Jefferson City's Historic Preservation Commission will present a final copy of its proposal for a revised demolition ordinance at its February meeting.

The proposal has been in the revision process for more than two years, beginning with research provided by the Historic City of Jefferson.

If the ordinance subcommittee's proposal is approved by the commission Feb. 7, it will advance to the Public Works and Planing Commission for review before reaching the City Council for consideration.

The commission also discussed the upcoming Landmark and Gregory Stockard Distinguished Service award nominations.

Since the commission began designating honorary city Landmarks in 1993, it has recognized 103 historic properties from churches to prisons and grocery stores and public buildings, as well as many residences.

Property owners are encouraged to nominate their home or other structure using the application available online or at city hall.

Commissioners must make the 2017 selections at its March meeting to allow time for the City Council to approve the ordinance prior to the Heritage Day ceremony held in May in conjunction with the Historic City of Jefferson's art, essay and new media contest.

The Stockard Award recipients may be named at the April meeting, as it does not require a city ordinance. Since 2006, 14 local historians, authors and historic preservationists have been honored.

In other business, the commission released 601 Madison St. for demolition. The brick property built in 1925 is owned by Prairie Farms and is slated to be razed to make room for parking.