How does a property become a designated historic landmark?

A property owner, any board or commission in Broomfield, or the City Council may nominate a property, area, building, or structure for historic landmark designation. Property owner permission is required as part of the application. Any nomination excluding the property owner’s permission will be rejected by the City.

The application is reviewed by staff, finalized and presented to the Historic Landmark Board at a public hearing for recommendation to City Council. City Council holds a public hearing and takes final action on a landmark designation application.

Local historic landmarks must be maintained adequately and historic features preserved. Modifications, alterations, and the removal or demolition of a landmarked resource requires approval by the Historic Landmark Board through a Certificate of Appropriateness.

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1. What is a historic resource?
2. How does Broomfield define a "historic" property?
3. How does Broomfield's Historic Landmark Board fit within National and State preservation services?
4. What is a Historic Resources Survey?
5. What is the purpose of conducting a Historic Resources Survey?
6. How are properties surveyed?
7. How will inclusion in a survey benefit property owners?
8. Are property owners charged for survey work?
9. Will inclusion in a survey restrict my property rights?
10. What is a designated historic landmark?
11. How does a property become a designated historic landmark?
12. Does my property qualify for historic landmark designation?
13. Does historic landmark designation restrict what I can do with my property?
14. What is a historic district?
15. Why would a neighborhood want to become a local historic district?
16. How am I affected if my home is in a local historic district and I want to complete work on my home?
17. If my home is within a local district but is not a 'historic' building, are changes I want to make to my home subject to review?
18. If my neighborhood is proposed for a local historic district designation, do I have any say in whether or not it is established?
19. My town looks fine the way it is - what is the value in having a historic district?