What is the criteria for review by the commission?

In its review the Commission shall determine if the properties meet all the following criteria:

  • The property is a historic property.
  • The property is included within a class of historic property determined eligible for Special Valuation by the city.
  • The property has been rehabilitated at a cost which meets the definition set forth in RCW 84.26.020(2) and as identified in AMC 17.50.020I within twenty-four months prior to the date of application.
  • The property has not been altered in any way which adversely affects those elements which qualify it as historically significant as determined by applying the Washington State Advisory Council's Standards for the Rehabilitation and Maintenance of Historic Properties under WAC 254-20-100(1) and AMC 17.50.060(4).

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1. What is the Aberdeen Historic Register?
2. What qualifies a property for the Historic Register?
3. What is the process for designation?
4. What are the benefits of Register placement?
5. What is not affected by placement and what is not reviewed?
6. What buildings are eligible?
7. What are the requirements after approval?
8. What is the special valuation review procedure?
9. What are the submittal requirements for Aberdeen Historic Tax Applications?
10. What is the criteria for review by the commission?
11. Now that I am listed on the Historic Register what do I need to know about the future repairs, upgrades, and additions to my home or building?
12. What do I do now? My property is listed on the Historic Register and it needs to be demolished.
13. What if I do not agree with the commission’s findings?