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Jamestown possesses the oldest building stock in the region. Of Jamestown’s 14,604 parcels and 9,633 residential buildings:
- 96% of Jamestown’s housing stock is more than 50 years old.
- 78% more than 75 years old, or 7,456 built in or before 1946
- 59% more than 100 years old, or 5,629 built in or before 1921.
Truth #1: Theses are places and spaces that hold valuable history, stories, and character by virtue of their survival
Truth #2: These are places and spaces that may be subject to long-term vacancy, abandonment, or deterioration due to disinvestment and neglect
In order to protect the history, character, and value of such distinguished homes and buildings, a local preservation ordinance (LPO) is being proposed.
Click here for the presentation put forward in public meetings and roundtable convening
Click here for most recent draft of the proposed ordinance.
Jamestown currently has
- three (3) historic districts as designated by the National Parks Service and listed on the National Register of Historic Places
- Lakeview Avenue
- Forest Heights
- seven (7) historic structures as designated by the National Parks Service and listed on the National Register of Historic Places
Designation by the National Register of Historic Places makes contributing structures eligible for Historic Tax Credits that provide financial support in structural maintenance and improvements.
Distinctly, a local ordinance would provide an integral level of review that the federal program does not providing the vital resource of time to explore options independent from demolition.