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Norburn Terrace

Photo by Michael Zirkle Photography, copyright RHDC
Street Address: 
212 Lafayette Road
Date: 
1899

Designed by architect A. G. Bauer, Norburn Terrace is an excellent example of Victorian-era residential design. Originally sited on a fifteen-acre tract carved from the Mordecai Plantation, Norburn Terrace boasted picturesque grounds with meandering walks. Although the grounds have been much reduced in size, the house still presents a romantic complexity with its three-story central tower and rambling porch. Private residence.

Raleigh Historic Landmarks (RHLs)

City Council designated the newest landmark on October 7 and scheduled a joint public hearing between Raleigh City Council and RHDC for November 5 at 7:00 p.m. to hear public comments regarding a historic landmark application and request for de-designation....READ MORE

Historic Overlay Districts (HODs)

The City has been installing new street signage... READ MORE 

Design guidelines dicsussions are underway... READ MORE 

 

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Certificates of Appropriateness (COAs)

The City's new UDO took effect September 1. With that comes a few process changes for Major Work COA Applications and an updated application form. Check out the COA process page on the City's website for more information. New! Approved Minor Work applications available on City web portal here.

 

After a year-long public effort of updating the Design Guidelines, the draft document is in the hands of the City Attorney prior to going to the RHDC and City Council for formal adoption. 

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