Historic Preservation Commission
PurposeAs public stewards of the Davidson Historic District, the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) has several powers and responsibilities. These include recommending to the Board of Commissioners the designation, or the removal, of historic district overlay zoning; granting requests for proposed changes within the historic district that are congruous with state, federal, and local governments in pursuance of its responsibilities; and conducting meetings or hearings necessary to carry out these roles.
- The HPC meets the third Wednesday of each month, immediately following the 6:30 p.m. Design Review Board meeting. All meetings are open to the public.
- Davidson Town Hall Board Room
216 S. Main Street
Davidson, NC 28036
- Staff Liaison: Lindsay Laird, Planner (email@example.com)
AgendaRegularly scheduled monthly meetings of the Historic Preservation Commission are currently on hold due to COVID-19.
Meeting agendas may be found on the Board of Commissioners & Advisory Board Meeting webpage. Agendas are posted one week prior to the regularly scheduled meeting. Please refer to our Development Projects page for major projects.
Meeting agendas prior to October 2019 may be found on NOVUS Agenda.
There are currently no applications for Certificates of Appropriateness before the HPC.
- Certificate of Appropriateness (COA): required prior to beginning any project/s in the local historic district. A COA can be obtained from the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC). Reference Sections 14.12 and 22 of the ordinance for additional information. COA cases are reviewed by the HPC against the adopted Davidson Historic District Design Guidelines.
- Application, fee and all required materials, drawings and documentation for new major projects and large-scale renovations must be received four weeks prior to the meeting date, if no informational review (FYI) is required. An FYI review is encouraged for all larger projects.
- Application, fee and all required materials, drawings and documentation for new major projects and large-scale renovations must be received three weeks prior to the meeting date for an FYI review.
- All required materials, drawings and documents for cases that are continued from previous meetings or presented to the HPC for verification of conditions must be received three weeks prior to the meeting date.
- Application, fee and all required materials, drawings and documentation for signs in the local historic district, minor renovations, consent items and informational review only items must be received three weeks prior to the meeting date.
Historic Preservation Commission FeesPlease contact Town staff to verify fees. The Town of Davidson Fee Schedule is located on the Finance and Budget webpage.
MembershipThe Historic Preservation Commission, as appointed by the Board of Commissioners, are residents who have had special training or experience in a design field, such as architecture, landscape architecture, horticulture, planning, historic preservation or a closely related field. The HPC consists of citizens of the Town of Davidson and from the ETJ.
Preservation ResourcesDavidson Historic District Guidelines
- Minor vs. Major Works List (Adopted 1/15/20): Minor project may be approved by staff and do not require review by the full commission.