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Historic Preservation Workshop & Presentation Held Oct 26, 2017
The Historic Preservation Board held their annual informational workshop with guest speakers Roy Laughlin and Scott Sidler on the research of historic properties and the renovation of historic buildings to the U.S. Secretary of the Interior's Standards. The Board also provided information about Titusville’s history, Historic Property Surveys, National Historic Register Properties, the Historic Preservation Board, the City’s Historic Preservation Ordinance and Local Historic Register Properties. The information provided during the workshop is available by viewing the meeting's presentation.
Ad Valorem Property Tax Exemption Program for Historic Structures
The City of Titusville has created an ad valorem tax exemption for qualifying improvements of properties designated on Titusville’s Register of Historic Places. The exemption program was adopted by City Council on January 9, 2018. The tax exemption program provides a positive financial incentive for local designation of historic structures; encourages rehabilitation/restoration of locally designated historic structures; stabilizes and improves property values; and improves the appearance of designated structures, revitalizing neighborhoods within the City. For more information about the program please see the following links:
The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards
The Secretary of the Department of the Interior has a series of Standards to abide by regarding the maintenance, replacement, and repairing of historic materials, as well as the design of new additions and alterations to a property.
In addition, there are also Guidelines that recommend how the Standards can be applied to a specific property when it comes to design and technical treatment. Together, they serve as a frame of reference in the decision-making process about the changes to a historic property.
These Standards and Guidelines cover historic properties of all types, materials, sizes, construction styles, and uses (both interior and exterior). They can be applied to a property’s landscape features, environment, site, or other related new construction as well.
There are four specific, but interrelated approaches to the treatment of historic properties: preservation, rehabilitation, restoration, and reconstruction. Each has its own set of Standards and Guidelines, which you can find here.
Historic Preservation Board
The Historic Preservation Board has seven regular members and two alternate members appointed by City Council to two-year terms. Whenever possible, members of the Board shall be residents of the City of Titusville for at least one (1) year. However, to meet state Certified Local Government guidelines, up to three (3) of the seven (7) regular members shall not be required to meet the residency requirements as outlined in Section 2-51.
The Historic Preservation Board serves in a design review capacity on all exterior changes to existing sites and structures, and new developments within designated districts.
Historic Designation FAQs
The Historic Preservation Board meets once a month on the 1st Monday at 1 p.m. at City Hall in the Council Chamber, 555 South Washington Avenue, Titusville, Florida.
The Planning and Growth Management Department serves as the staff liaison to the Historic Preservation Board and can be reached at (321) 567-3778.
Certified Local Government (CLG) Program
On September 14, 2015 the City of Titusville was approved to become a Certified Local Government (CLG). The CLG Program is a partnership between federal, state, and local government to help communities save the irreplaceable historic character of places across the country. To learn more please visit the webpages of the Florida Division of Historical Resources and the National Park Service.
Certified Local Government (CLG) Program, how it works.
To nominate a local historic resource please download the Historic Resources Nomination Form.
Calendar EventsHistoric Preservation Board
Monday, August 06, 2018
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1st Monday of the month at 1:00 p.m.
The Historic Preservation Board will meet in the Council Chamber on the second floor of City hall. (Read more)View All Calendar Events...View All Minutes...