Historic Preservation Ordinance

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The purposes of the Historic Preservation Ordinance are to promote the public health, safety, and welfare through:

    1. The protection, enhancement, and perpetuation of such improvements and of districts that represent or reflect elements of the City’s cultural, social, economic, political, and architectural history; 
    2. Promoting and encouraging continued private ownership and utilization of such improvements and historic districts;
    3. Safeguarding the City’s historic and cultural heritage, as embodied and reflected in such landmarks and historic districts;
    4. The enhancement of property values, and the stabilization of historic neighborhoods;
    5. Fostering civic pride in the beauty and noble accomplishments of the past;
    6. Protecting and enhancing the City’s attraction to residents, tourists, and visitors, and serving as a support and stimulus to business and industry;
    7. Strengthening the economy of the City;
    8. Promoting good urban design; and
    9. Promoting the use of historic districts and landmarks for the education, pleasure, and welfare of the public.

The intention of the Historic Preservation program is to create a method to draw a reasonable balance between private property rights and the public’s interest in preserving Loveland’s unique historic character by ensuring that demolition of, moving, or alterations to properties of historic value, or actions that impact the historic value of properties, shall be carefully considered for impact on the property’s contribution to Loveland’s heritage.

In addition to reviewing alterations to properties that have been placed on the Loveland Historic Register, this gives the Historic Preservation Commission the opportunity to review demolitions or relocations of properties that have been identified in the Loveland Historic Preservation Survey. For more information about the demolition review process, please visit our Demolition Review FAQs page.