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2nd Thursday of the Month.
Pre-meeting at 5:30 p.m.
Regular Meeting at 6 p.m.
*APRIL* Special Meeting
April 4th at 5 p.m.
Planning Dept. City Hall
Portlock Gallery at SONO
3815 Bainbridge Blvd.
South Norfolk Historic and Cultural Preservation Overlay District Design Guidelines
Paper copies of the guidelines are available at the South Norfolk Library.
Chesapeake Board of HISTORIC and ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW - South Norfolk Local Historic District
|Phone: 757-382-6176||Fax: 757-382-8356|
|Contact: Mark Shea||Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Address: 306 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322|
The Review Board shall assume all obligations and perform all duties assigned to it under Article 12 of the Chesapeake Zoning Ordinance, including, review of petitions to include additional lands in a historic and cultural preservation overlay district, review of and action upon requests for certificates of appropriateness, administration of architectural guidelines and procedural guidelines for the Historic Preservation Overlay District, and hearing of appeals from notices issued for violation of the requirements of the Historic and Cultural Preservation Overlay District or for violation of the terms and conditions of a certificate of appropriateness and from the revocation of a certificate of appropriateness.
(City Code Sec 2-620.13)
The purpose of a historic district and review board is to protect the character of historically significant neighborhoods. If an exterior modification is planned and your property is located within the local historic district, a Certificate of Appropriateness may be issued if the proposed change will be compatible with the surrounding area. The procedures vary depending on what alterations are proposed.
Historic District Hot TopicsResidential Metal Roofing
Metal roofs are key architectural elements of the South Norfolk Historic District and should be maintained if at all possible. However, there is no material substitute for metal roofs, and the cost of a new metal roof is typically higher than that of an asphalt shingle roof, which may put an undue financial burden on some homeowners. A homeowner occupying a housing unit within the district may apply for a financial hardship determination to replace an existing metal roof with an architectural asphalt shingle roof if certain criteria are met. Because metal roofs are distinguishing features of the historic district, every attempt should be made to repair and replace them with the same material.