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Historic Preservation

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Policies and Regulations

The Historic Preservation Office is involved with developing policy, regulations, and design standards and guidelines. The Fort Collins Preservation Ordinance pledges to follow the Secretary of the Interior's Standards, these standards are universally adopted by most communities, and form the basis for staff to make consistent decisions in making funding decisions.

Historic Resources Preservation Program Plan

The mission of the Historic Resources Preservation Program Plan is to enhance the quality of life in Fort Collins by the preservation of historic resources and inclusion of heritage in the daily life and development of the City and community.

Regulations

Municipal Code Chapter 14

Chapter 14 of the Municipal Code establishes procedural and substantive rules for governing the historic resources of the City of Fort Collins. In this chapter, you will find:

  • The procedure for designating a building in the City of Fort Collins.
  • The procedure for demolishing and/or altering a Fort Collins Landmark.
  • The procedure for demolishing and/or altering a building 50+ years of age in Fort Collins.

Land Use Code 3.4.7 - Historical & Cultural Resources

Section 3.4.7 of the Land Use Code establishes procedural and substantive rules for obtaining the necessary approval to develop land and construct buildings and structures.

Design Standards and Guidelines

Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation

The Secretary of the Interior's Standards were developed to help protect our nation's irreplaceable cultural resources by promoting consistent preservation practices. The City of Fort Collins uses the Secretary of the Interior's Standards as criteria for review of Fort Collins Landmarks.

The Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation are common sense principles in non-technical language and are used by many communities across the nation as objective criteria to base preservation decisions upon.