Different Association from Danville Historic Preservation Commission | Local News

DANVILLE — The Lincoln Park Historic District Neighborhood Association is here to connect neighbors and is separate from the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) of the town of Danville.

Structures that have been declared as preserved by the CHP, or that are located in a designated historic district, must obtain a Certificate of Adequacy (C of A) detailing ownership changes before any work permits for construction can be issued. delivered.

The C of A is reviewed by the HPC to determine if the modifications will significantly alter the historically preserved architecture of the structure. The HPC will approve or deny the C of A which will determine if a work permit can be issued.

All “C of A”s are reviewed by City staff prior to submission to the HPC for review. If a proposed change does not change the architectural significance of the structure or replaces “like-for-like” materials, the application may be approved by the administration and waive HPC review. A “C of A” application must be submitted even if the applicant understands that their project will be considered approved by the administration, according to the city.

The C of A are for the exterior of the property only. Any external modifications requiring a work permit must complete a “C of A” before the permit is issued.

Generally speaking, the goal is to protect the historic architecture of the house, such as not replacing historically accurate windows with vinyl, brick with siding, roof shingles with metal, etc., depending on the city.

Exceptions can be made in case of financial burden related to modifications or health problems. These exceptions should be reviewed as part of the CA process.

Painting is not covered by this process. A “C of A” is not required for house painting projects.

Danville has its own historic preservation ordinance and is recognized as a certified local government by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency.

This status, conferred on local governments by states and recognized by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, makes preservation information and resources available.

In May 1990, concerned about the deteriorating condition of Danville’s historic structures, the Danville Old Town Preservation Association presented a proposal to the Danville City Council for the creation of a Local Historic Landmarks Commission. The commission would focus on preserving historic structures and educating the public about the unique history of the community.

Two months later, the town of Danville set up the HPC. The commission’s objectives were and remain: to educate the public on the identification and preservation of local landmarks, education on the benefits of monument preservation, and to promote an appreciation of local history. Since its inception, HPC has worked with the community to establish more than 25 local buildings and sites as historic landmarks (including listings on the National Register of Historic Places), established the “Lincoln Park Historic District”, facilitated multiple studies of historic areas in Danville and ushered in a new era of historic recognition and appreciation in the community.

The HPC seeks to continue these efforts into a new era by increasing awareness of local historical significance and making Danville’s history a part of daily life.

For more information on the city’s Historic Preservation Commission, Certificate of Adequacy forms, and if anyone is looking for historically accurate repairs or alterations to a home or business, visit the the city to www.villededanville.org.

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