How does Broomfield define a "historic" property?

For purposes of designating a local historic landmark, historic properties are defined by the Municipal Code as being at least 50 years old with architectural, social, geographic, or environmental importance. In addition, the historic property will fit at least one of the following criteria: 

•    Exemplify specific elements of an architectural style or period;

•    Illustrate the work of an architect or builder recognized for expertise;

•    Demonstrate superior craftsmanship or high artistic value;

•    Represent an innovation in construction materials or design;

•    Represent a style particularly associated with the Broomfield area;

•    Represent a built environment of a group of people in an era of history;

•    Illustrate a significant historic remodel and identify the site of an historic event;

•    Exemplify cultural, political, economic or social heritage of the community;

•    Represent an association with a notable person, or the work of a notable person;

•    Represent a typical example or association with a particular ethnic group;

•    Represent a unique example of an event in Broomfield’s history;

•    Enhance a sense of identity of the community; or

•    Consist of an established and familiar natural setting or visual feature of the community.

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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?