Historic Preservation Commission
PurposeAs public stewards of the Davidson Historic District, the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) has several powers and responsibilities. These include recommending to the Board of Commissioners the designation, or the removal, of historic district overlay zoning; granting requests for proposed changes within the historic district that are congruous with state, federal, and local governments in pursuance of its responsibilities; and conducting meetings or hearings necessary to carry out these roles.
- The HPC meets the third Wednesday of each month, immediately following the 6:30 p.m. Design Review Board meeting. All meetings are open to the public.
- Davidson Town Hall Board Room
216 S. Main Street
Davidson, NC 28036
- Town Staff Liaison: Lindsay Laird, Planner (email@example.com)
Upcoming COA Cases
At their July 15, 2020 meeting, the HPC will hear the following COA cases:
- Accessory Structure at 525 N. Main Street - The applicant proposes a new accessory structure at 525 N. Main Street (Parcel ID 00326203). The proposed accessory structure will be located in the rear yard at 525 N. Main Street. This property is located in the North Main Street Extension of the Local Historic District. Project plans may be found here. Additional information, including a staff analysis, will be posted with the HPC meeting agenda on the Board of Commissioner & Advisory Board Meeting webpage one week prior to the meeting.
- Facade Redesign at 120 S. Main Street - The applicant proposes an update to the building façade at 120 South Main Street (Parcel ID 00325828). The building is currently being used for bank and CPA offices. The applicant also plans to create two new retail spaces adjacent to Fifth Third’s office.Project plans may be found here. Additional information, including a staff analysis, will be posted with the HPC meeting agenda on the Board of Commissioner & Advisory Board Meeting webpage one week prior to the meeting.
If you have questions or comments related to an upcoming COA case, please email Historic Preservation Commission liaison, Lindsay Laird, at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the scheduled meeting date.
- Certificate of Appropriateness (COA): required prior to beginning any project(s) in the local historic district. Reference Sections 22 of the Davidson Planning Ordinance for additional information. COA cases are either reviewed by staff (Minor Works) or by the Historic Preservation Commission (Major Works) against the adopted Davidson Historic District Design Guidelines. A complete list of minor and major projects may be found here: Minor vs. Major Works List.
- Application, fee and all required materials, drawings and documentation for new major projects must be received at least four weeks prior to the meeting date of the HPC. An FYI review is encouraged for all larger projects.
- All required materials, drawings and documents for cases that are continued from previous meetings or presented to the HPC for verification of conditions must be received three weeks prior to the meeting date.
- Application, fee and all required materials, drawings and documentation for signs in the local historic district, minor renovations, consent items and informational review only items must be received three weeks prior to the meeting date.
Historic Preservation Commission FeesPlease contact Town staff to verify fees. The Town of Davidson Fee Schedule is located on the Finance and Budget webpage.
MembershipThe Historic Preservation Commission, as appointed by the Board of Commissioners, are residents who have had special training or experience in a design field, such as architecture, landscape architecture, horticulture, planning, historic preservation or a closely related field. Please contact Town Staff if you are interested in serving on the Historic Preservation Commission (email@example.com).
Preservation ResourcesDavidson Historic District Guidelines
- Minor vs. Major Works List (Adopted 1/15/20): Minor project may be approved by staff and do not require review by the full commission.