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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:
November 9

 

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Appealing a COA Committee Decision

The City Ordinance governing the historic districts provides that an appeal may be taken to the Board of Adjustment if oral notice of appeal is made to the Commission during the meeting at which the decision is rendered or if written notice of intent to appeal is sent to the Historic Development Commission postmarked within 20 days following the decision. You must then file an application for appeal with the Board of Adjustment within 60 days of the decision. Contact Barbara Simpson in the Planning & Development Department, 919-996-2475, should you wish to file an appeal with the Board of Adjustment, or visit the Board's webpage.

Raleigh City Code Section Sec. 10.2.15.F.

In any action by the Historic Development Commission granting or denying any certificate of appropriateness issued as a summary proceeding or following a quasi-judicial public hearing, an appeal by an aggrieved party may be taken to the Board of Adjustment. To perfect such an appeal, written notice of intent to appeal must be sent to the Historic Development Commission, postmarked within 20 days following the decision, unless oral notice of appeal is made to the Commission during the meeting at which the decision is rendered. A completed application must then be filed with the Board of Adjustment within 60 days following the decision of the Commission. Appeals shall be in the nature of certiorari.

The State of North Carolina shall have a right of appeal to the North Carolina Historical Commission or any successor agency. Notice to the Historic Development Commission shall be served on the same day and in the same manner as for the North Carolina Historical Commission unless oral notice of appeal is given to the Historic Development Commission during the meeting at which the decision is rendered. The decision of the North Carolina Historical Commission shall be final and binding upon both the state and the Historic Development Commission.

Raleigh Historic Landmarks (RHLs)

On October 3, Raleigh City Council adopted ordinances for 4 new Raleigh Historic Landmarks. READ MORE

Historic Overlay Districts (HODs)

Oberlin Village is being considered as a General Historic Overlay District (HOD-G).  READ MORE

 

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Certificates of Appropriateness (COAs)

Deadline dates for the 2017 COA meetings have changed!  The revised schedule and deadlines document has been posted here.