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New Day/Time (beginning January 2017):
1st Thursday of the Month
1st Thursday of the Month
Regular Meeting at 5:30 p.m.
Portlock Gallery at SONO
3815 Bainbridge Blvd.
South Norfolk Historic and Cultural Preservation Overlay District Design Guidelines
You may view a copy at the South Norfolk Library.
SoNo Nomination Report
Chesapeake Board of HISTORIC and ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW - South Norfolk Local Historic District
|Phone: 757-382-6176||Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: Benjamin Camras
||Planning Department, City Hall, 2nd Floor|
|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.
Definition of Contributing and Non-Contributing Structures
A contributing structure is defined by a period of significance between 1890 and 1937. The period of significance is acknowledged by the South Norfolk Historic District Nomination Report (1989) for the architectural styles associated with that time period and the establishment and growth of the South Norfolk Historic District as a primarily residential community during that period. All structures built prior to 1938 are considered contributing structures. The Architectural Review Board recognizes that many properties in the district were built after the period of significance and
Historic District Hot Topics
Read about the Amendments to the Boundaries and Architectural and Procedural Guidelines of the South Norfolk Local Historic District and to the Number and Composition of the Chesapeake Board of Historic and Architectural Review (TA-Z-15-06, TA-Z-15-07, and TA-Z-15-08)
Residential Historic Material Roofing
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 some historic material roofs, and the cost of a new historic material 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 historic material roof with an architectural asphalt shingle roof if certain criteria are met. Because historic material roofs are distinguishing features of the historic district, every attempt should be made to repair and replace them with the same material.