The Historic District Commission would like to give the community an update on our activities, and a definition of our purpose. Our mission is to safeguard the heritage of the City of Laurel by preserving sites, structures, or districts which reflect elements of cultural, social, economic, political, archeological, or architectural history; stabilize and improve property values of such sites and structures; foster civic beauty; strengthen the local economy; and promote the preservation and appreciation of the sites, structures, and districts for the education and welfare of the residents of the City. In our quarterly report dated July 20, 2007 on actions taken regarding 76 applications and other matters considered by the Commission, 63 were approved without change, 7 approved with agreed changes, 3 were continued, and 3 were rejected. Tax credits approved for the year totaled $7,608 in regard to 11 applications.
Applications must be submitted for any changes to the exterior of structures within the Historic District boundaries. The Historic District Guidelines are available on the City of Laurel