Historic Preservation: What’s in it for me?

There is a growing market of homebuyers who appreciate historic architecture and who look for historic properties that are well maintained and have retained their historic integrity and architectural qualities. Historic Preservation regulation helps to improve the overall level of architectural quality in renovation projects, and this improvement influences the older building's market values to the extent that it effectively maintains and improves the historic architectural qualities of designated properties through the review process.

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1. Historic Preservation: What’s in it for me?
2. Does landmark status provide me protection from the actions of municipal or other governmental agencies that may threaten my house or property?
3. Do the provisions of the ordinance apply only to my house, or to my land and outbuildings as well?
4. Under what circumstances will my property be subject to the review process of the Commission?
5. Will the Township regulate the exterior color of my structure?
6. What about the interior of my house?
7. Is there an appeal process?
8. Does landmark status make me eligible to receive financial support or favored tax status?
9. On what basis will the Commission make decisions regarding proposed additions or alterations to my property?