Saturday, June 4, 2011

Protection for Historic Resources

Lloyd Presbyterian Church in the Goler Neighborhood
Section 106 of National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) grants legal status to historic preservation in Federal planning, decision-making and project execution. Section 106 requires all Federal agencies to take into account the effects of their actions on historic properties. On a local level, the City of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County have a Programmatic Agreement with the North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office to review all City or County projects which receive federal funding. Staff evaluates whether projects meet the requirements for a Section 106 review using redevelopment standards developed by the Secretary of the Interior.

Demolition by Neglect is defined as the destruction of a building through abandonment or lack of maintenance. In 2005, the City of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County both approved Demolition by Neglect Ordinances for Local Historic Landmarks or structures within Historic or Historic Overlay Districts. The goal of this ordinance is to protect some of most valued historic resources from extensive or severe decay or deterioration.

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