Historic preservation strengthens and stabilizes our local economy by managing growth and sustainable development and revitalizing neighborhoods such as the South Norfolk Historic and Cultural Preservation Overlay District. These efforts enable us to foster local pride and helps to maintain our unique character and civic beauty while enhancing livability.
Historic preservation also protects and preserves the history of our City, for the benefit of our citizens of all ages, all walks of life, and all ethnic backgrounds. It's a tool to help us celebrate the role of history in our lives and the contributions made by dedicated individuals in helping to preserve the tangible and historically significant aspects of our City’s heritage that have shaped us as a community.
“This Place Matters” is the National Trust for Historic Preservation campaign to celebrate and shine the spotlight on historic places and buildings throughout our City that matter. National Historic Preservation Month is a great time to reflect on the historic places that matter to you, your family, and friends.
In recognition and celebration of the City’s commitment to preserve the City’s irreplaceable historic architectural, aesthetic, and archaeological complexity and uniqueness, the Historic Preservation Commission and Historic and Architectural Review Board will recognize May 2020 as “NATIONAL HISTORIC PRESERVATION MONTH” and call upon the great citizens of the City of Chesapeake to join their fellow citizens across the nation in recognizing and participating in this special observance.