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Property Owners Invited to Learn About Historic Landmark Designation Process

by | Oct 8, 2018 | Town Information


DAVIDSON, N.C – Davidson property owners are invited to a meeting on Monday, October 22 at 6:00 p.m. at Davidson Town Hall when they can learn about the historic landmark designation process.  The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Landmarks Commission and the Town of Davidson want to preserve and protect historically significant structures in Davidson and its extra-territorial jurisdiction.

In early 2018 the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Landmarks Commission updated a list of properties in Davidson that may be suitable for designation as historic landmarks.  Typically, to be considered for landmark designation, properties must be at least 50 years old and have architectural significance to the community.

Designation as a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmark includes tax benefits for property owners.  A reduction of 30 to 50% of the county and local ad valorem taxes is typical.

“The Davidson Board of Commissioners’ 2018-2019 Strategic Plan has a big focus on historic preservation,” said Town Manager Jamie Justice. “Historic preservation helps retain our sense of place, our small-town character, and links to our community’s past — designating properties as historic landmarks is beneficial to both the community and the property owner.”

Staff from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Landmarks Commission will explain the process and answer questions.

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