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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 July 13

 

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City Preservation Revolving Loan Fund

The city’s Preservation Revolving Loan Fund was established by the City Council in response to recommendations of the Historic Preservation Element of the 1989 Comprehensive Plan. It was capitalized at a rate of $50,000 per year from FY 92/93 through FY 96/97 for a fund asset total of $250,000.

The fund is designed to work as a revolving fund. Monies are lent to assist in providing gap financing for historic preservation projects; loan repayment reimburses the fund and makes those dollars available for future projects. Any non-profit charitable organization with historic preservation among its objects and purposes is eligible to apply through the RHDC to City Council for funding. All requests to be considered on a case-by-case basis. The fund acts as a reserve, and is available to respond to opportunities and threats to Raleigh historic properties when they arise. It provides a more predictable and responsible way for the city to anticipate and respond to historic preservation needs.

Past Projects:

  • Roger-Bagley-Daniels-Pegues House ($75,000)
  • Gethsemane Seventh Day Adventist Church, 501 S. Person Street ($91,000)
  • Crabtree Jones House, 3017 Wake Forest Road ($100,000)

Current Projects:

  • Plummer T. Hall House, 814 Oberlin Road ($58,594)
  • Lustron House ($100,000)

There are currently $91,000 in revolving funds available at this time. Additional funds will be replenished at the conclusion of the current projects.

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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)

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