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An Impact Study Of Local Historic District Overlays On Property Values In Fayette County, Ky, Suzann Vogel
MPA/MPP Capstone Projects
Beginning with Fayette County’s first historic district in 1958, the process of assigning historic zoning status to qualifying neighborhoods was seen as a viable option for preserving local built cultural resources. More than a communicative symbol, H-1 districting limits dramatic exterior changes and the demolition of structures certified as contributing to the unique character of Lexington, KY. Guided by the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government’s Division of Historic Preservation and Board of Architectural Review, the program currently encompasses 1,851 buildings over 14 districts.
In order to carry out the goal of preservation, historic districting in Lexington is applied ...