Elizabeth City recertified by N.C. State Historic Preservation Office program

Elizabeth City recertified by N.C. State Historic Preservation Office program

August 30th, 2022

The North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office has renewed the City of Elizabeth City as a Certified Local Government in the state’s preservation program.

The Certified Local Government program provides assistance for Elizabeth City’s preservation efforts by increasing local involvement, offering technical assistance and providing grant funds.

To obtain this status, Elizabeth City has to enforce state and local legislation for the designation and protection of historic resources, maintain a system for survey and inventory of historic properties, provide for adequate public participation in the historic preservation program, and review National Register nominations through a qualified local historic preservation commission.

The N.C. State Historic Preservation Office congratulated the city and Elizabeth City’s Historic Preservation Commission for their efforts despite the challenge of a pandemic for continued support and completion of:

  • A boundary increase and update to the Elizabeth City National Historic District, which aided many properties in becoming contributing historic resources that are now eligible for state historic tax credits
  • Support of the listing of the Elizabeth City Industrial Historic District in the National Register
  • Designation of Elizabeth City High School as an additional local landmark
  • Successfully encouraging historic preservation be included in the City’s Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan

The N.C. State Historic Preservation Office also thanked the city, the local Historic Preservation Commission, and the citizens for all they do to preserve Elizabeth City’s unique and irreplaceable historic resources.

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