Maintenence Is Preservation
- For homes in ONEN’s Historic Preservation Overlay Zone, exterior improvements from the public right of way which require a Regional Building permit also require prior review and approval from the City’s Historic Preservation Board.
- Is my property in the Overlay Zone? The Old North End National Register Historic District, Sub-areas 1, 2 and 3, in red on this map, are under the protection of the City’s Historic Preservation Ordinance and under Historic Preservation Overlay Zoning. (HPOZ)
- The Old North End Neighborhood organization is not an approving authority for requests for renovation or restoration of properties within ONEN boundaries.
- The Application for Report of Acceptability is used, along with supporting documents, when requesting approval from the City’s Historic Preservation Board.
- If your property is located within the neighborhood’s two historic districts reflected in the map above, you may qualify for State Tax Credits.
In-depth information from the City of Colorado Springs website about Historic Preservation
Design Standards are used to help determine an approval for a “Report of Acceptability” from the City’s Historic Preservation Board. (Please note: the City’s Historic Preservation Board evaluates design only.) These standards are informed by the North End Historic District Design Guidelines and are in conformance with the Secretary of the Interior Standards.
- For information regarding re-roofing of an existing structure within the Overlay Zone, please contact the Development Review Enterprise office at 719 385-5982. The Re Roof Permit application may be downloaded here.
- Storage sheds (also called accessory structures) that do not require a permit do not require review by the Historic Preservation Board.
- Unless the opening of a window is enlarged or reduced in size or a window added where none existed before, window replacement does not require a permit.
For further information about Overlay Zoning, approval for a “Report of Acceptability” and administrative approvals:
City Contact for Historic Preservation is William Gray, Senior Planner, Land Use Review Division, Planning and Community Development.
Tax Credits: Property within either the Old North End or North Weber/Wahsatch National Register Historic districts may qualify for state tax credits for rehabilitation work performed. The information needed to apply for these credits are outlined at History Colorado: www.historycolorado.org/preservation-tax-credits
Contact Joseph Saldibar at History Colorado’s Office of Preservation and Archaeology,
(303) 866-3741; firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.