Additional Preservation Incentives

A community can offer preservation incentives in many forms, including:

  • Waiving permit fees or plan-check application fees for preservation projects
  • Giving preservation projects priority in the plan-check process
  • Waiving parking and/or setback requirements
  • Approving a use for a property that isn’t specifically allowed in the property’s zoning yet is allowed in other zones

The existence of such incentives generally indicates that the community has a strong commitment to historic preservation.