In considering a request for a certificate of appropriateness to demolish a structure within a historic
landmark, the ZBA shall weigh the impact of the proposed demolition on the character of the historic
landmark, as well as surrounding buildings.
All alternatives to demolition shall be evaluated.
Significant structure features shall be documented, including photographs and measured
drawings completed to the standards established within the Historic American Buildings
Prior to demolition, the property owner shall work to salvage usable architectural materials and
There may be a delay in demolition of historic landmarks and buildings. The period of delay
shall be reduced by the ZBA if it finds that the owner would suffer extreme hardship or be
permanently deprived of all beneficial use or return from such property. The waiting period for
demolition must be established in the original designation order and cannot exceed 365