Please note that Peak's Addition Neighborhood Association does not regulate, nor is it the deciding body of what changes can and cannot be made to the exterior of your historic structure in Peak's Suburban Addition Historic District. These rules are governed by a city ordinance. Although, we are happy to guide you and act as a resource.
Not all structures in Peak's Addition are subject to the historic ordinance. Structures outside of the historic district do not require a Certificate of Appropriateness prior to commencing exterior work. Please refer to the City's gis map for the historic overlay, or contact City Staff for clarification.
Steps to Obtain Certificate of Appropriateness
1- Obtain CA Application
If your property is within Peak's Suburban Historic District, you MUST obtain a "Certificate of Appropriateness" (CA) before beginning any exterior work, including foundation repair.
2-Submit Application with detail of scope of work
Review the ordinance regarding regulations.
For items that meet the criteria of "routine maintenance", the CA can be approved without proceeding to the next steps.
3- Meet with Task Force
Each historic district has a group of residents and professionals assigned to it to review the CA application before it is submitted to Landmark Commission, giving the applicant and Landmark Commission recommendations. It is highly advised that you attend the scheduled Task Force meeting.
4- Landmark Hearing
The Landmark Commission is a quasi-judicial commission that determines whether the application is approved or denied based on its compliance with the regulations of the ordinance. Once obtained, you may proceed to Building Inspection for permits.
Guidance on Interpretation of the Ordinance
Click below to find outline of customary recommendations and interpretations of the Peak's Suburban Addition Historic District's ordinance.