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The mission of the Raleigh Historic Development Commission is to identify, preserve, protect, and promote Raleigh’s historic resources.

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Next COA Major Work Deadline:
4:00 pm on December 5


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Raleigh Historic Development Commission

Lustron House Fundraiser

Join RHDC in learning about historic pre-fab steel houses and help save Raleigh's own.  Details here.

Design Guidelines Update

At its November 15, 2016 meeting, Raleigh City Council forwarded discussion of the updated Design Guidelines for Raleigh Historic Districts and Landmarks to its Safe, Vibrant and Healthy Neighborhoods Committee. The meeting will be held Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 5:00 in the Council Chamber. The agenda is the city's website.  The formatted document is here.  More information on the process is here.   

Plummer T. Hall House Update

The Plummer T. Hall House, a Raleigh Historic Landmark (RHL) located at 814 Oberlin Road, is for sale! The City has contracted with the nonprofit historic preservation organization Preservation North Carolina (PNC) to coordinate its sale. Please visit PNC's website for more information.

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Raleigh Historic Landmarks (RHLs)

On May 3, Raleigh City Council designated the Anna Riddick House and Horton-Beckham-Bretsch House as Raleigh Historic Landmarks. READ MORE

Historic Overlay Districts (HODs)

The Glenwood-Brooklyn National Register District has become the 1st HOD-Streetside.  READ MORE



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Certificates of Appropriateness (COAs)

Starting in April 2016, COA meetings will be held on the 4th Thursday of the month, except as noted.  The updated calendar is availble on the City's website here.


At the January 19, 2016 meeting the RHDC approved the draft of the Design Guidelines for Raleigh Historic Districts. The approved draft is being formatted prior to forwarding to City Council for adoption.