Will the Township regulate the exterior color of my structure?

Historic integrity must be maintained according to the "circa" (date/time frame) of the original construction of the building. The intent of the Commission is to encourage design that is compatible with the historic structure in scale, massing, materials and related features. As a Certified Local Government program, we are bound by the U.S. Department of Interior "Standards for Rehabilitation and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings". Therefore, the colors of any structure that has Landmark status must be compatible with its age.

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1. Historic Preservation: What’s in it for me?
2. Does landmark status provide me protection from the actions of municipal or other governmental agencies that may threaten my house or property?
3. Do the provisions of the ordinance apply only to my house, or to my land and outbuildings as well?
4. Under what circumstances will my property be subject to the review process of the Commission?
5. Will the Township regulate the exterior color of my structure?
6. What about the interior of my house?
7. Is there an appeal process?
8. Does landmark status make me eligible to receive financial support or favored tax status?
9. On what basis will the Commission make decisions regarding proposed additions or alterations to my property?