Historic Preservation Commission

Purpose 

The Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) enforces the Davidson Historic District Guidelines contained in the Davidson Planning Ordinance for projects located within the local historic district. 


Meetings

  • Meets the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m., immediately following the Design Review Board meeting. All are open to the public.
  • Davidson Town Hall Board Room
    216 S. Main Street
    Davidson, NC 28036
  • Staff Liaison: Lindsay Laird, Planner (llaird@townofdavidson.org) 

Minutes

Board meeting minutes are available in NOVUS Agenda.

Agenda

The Historic Preservation Commission will meet on March 27, 2019 at 7:00pm in the Administration Conference Room at Town Hall. The agenda may be found on NOVUS Agenda. Agendas are posted one week prior to the regularly scheduled meeting. Please refer to our Development Projects page for major projects. Current COA case(s) include:
  • Davidson Public Library Handrail Project: Please see the COA Application and Staff Analysis for additional information regarding this project. 

 Applications

  • Sign Application: should be utilized for signage within the local historic district. Approval for signage shall be obtained prior to installation. Reference Sections 11, 14.12 and 22 of the ordinance for additional information.
  • Certificate of Appropriateness (COA): required prior to beginning any project/s in the local historic district. A COA can be obtained from the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC). Reference Sections 14.12 and 22 of the ordinance for additional information.
 Deadlines for HPC submittal vary depending upon the type of review desired:
  • Application, fee and all required materials, drawings and documentation for new major projects and large-scale renovations must be received four weeks prior to the meeting date, if no informational review (FYI) is required. An FYI review is encouraged for all larger projects.
  • Application, fee and all required materials, drawings and documentation for new major projects and large-scale renovations must be received three weeks prior to the meeting date for an FYI review.
  • 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 Fees

Please contact Town staff to verify fees. The Town of Davidson Fee Schedule is located on the Finance and Budget webpage.

Membership

The Design Review Board/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. The DRB/HPC consists of citizens of the Town of Davidson and from the ETJ.