Thursday, February 27, 2014

Defining "Threat"

You may be facing one or more of these threats to your community's historic resources. 

Destruction or dismantling of a historic building, site, or landscape. 

‘Demolition by neglect’ is a common and serious threat to historic buildings. An owner allows a site or building to slowly deteriorate to the point that it can be deemed a safety hazard, and therefore legally demolished. 

Inappropriate Development 
Can refer to either: 1) development not in keeping with the architectural or historic character of its surrounding neighborhood, or 2) development that impedes interpretation of a significant historic site or cultural landscape. 

Insensitive Public Policy 
Broadly defined as legislation that impedes the awareness and protection of a community’s historic resources.

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