Expanded First Draft of Proposed Clayton Historic District
Nomination Presented for Review
The next step in the process is a review of the draft document by a staff person in the National Register Office for
The expanded proposed historic district is bounded by
Copies of this document are available for review at the Hocutt Ellington Library at
Contributing properties are a key to a historic district's historic connections, historic architectural qualities, or archaeological qualities. A property can change from contributing to non-contributing and vice versa if significant alterations take place.
One of the tangible benefits for a property owner with a contributing building within a National Register Historic District is the availability of the Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit, a federal incentive program that is matched by the State of
Historic preservation encourages reinvestment in existing neighborhoods, enhancing property values and local tax base. Historic buildings are an important element in a community’s quality of life, because those buildings provide the sense of community and identity that sustainable economic growth requires.
A public information meeting will be scheduled for early November. Property owners within the proposed district will be notified of the meeting date, time and location. At that meeting, National Register consultant, Nancy Van Dolsen, will provide a brief review of the process of developing the historic district, and give a presentation about the proposed Clayton Historic District.
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