Knowledgebase-Addressing Dilapidated Structures and Saving Historic Buildings

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Title:Addressing Dilapidated Structures and Saving Historic Buildings
Summary:When demolition is not a desired outcome, adoption of a slum clearance ordinance or adoption of a demolition by neglect ordinance may allow the city to address dilapidated structures in the downtown and save historic buildings.
Original Author:Broughton, Jeff
Co-Author:Jones, Josh
Product Create Date:05/14/2014
Last Reviewed on::05/30/2017
Subject:Historical preservation--Municipal ordinances; Code enforcement--Building demolition
Original Document: Centerville, Letter, slum clearance and demolition by neglect.pdfCenterville, Letter, slum clearance and demolition by neglect.pdf

Reference Documents: Kingsport Design Guideline - Main Street District.pdfKingsport Design Guideline - Main Street District.pdfOrdinance, slum clearance, Forest Hills (1).docxOrdinance, slum clearance, Forest Hills (1).docxOrdinance, Administrative hearing officer (AHO), Knoxville (1).docxOrdinance, Administrative hearing officer (AHO), Knoxville (1).docxDemolition by Neglect - Knoxville (1).pdfDemolition by Neglect - Knoxville (1).pdfDEMOLITION BY NEGLECT - Kingsport (1).pdfDEMOLITION BY NEGLECT - Kingsport (1).pdf

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Please remember that this ordinance was drafted based upon the drafting requirements and authority granted to a particular city or town in its charter and in general law. These drafting requirements and the authority exercised in this ordinance might not apply to your city or town.

Please confer with your city attorney or an MTAS legal consultant, or both, before using this ordinance as a model.