Historic Preservation Ordinance

The Historic Preservation Ordinance established regulations and procedures for the protection, enhancement and preservation of properties, structures, sites, artifacts and other cultural resources that represent significant and distinctive elements within the 1872 Historic Townsite. This includes the City’s cultural, educational, social, economic, political and architectural history.

Historic Building Demolition Ordinance

The provisions of the Historic Building Demolition Ordinance shall apply to all primary structures constructed on properties lying within City Limits prior to the year 1945. The Council found that the year 1945 represents a transitional time for the City of Grass Valley in its building design and architecture.  Following 1945, the City experienced more suburban style development which did always not contain or incorporate a historic design or architectural pattern found in the City’s older neighborhoods predating 1945. 

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