Defeating De-designation: Legal and Advocacy Strategies for Maintaining Local Historic Designation

APA Indiana Chapter


Wednesday, April 26, 2017
10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. CDT

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In 2013, the Indiana State Legislature amended the law governing the establishment and regulation of local historic districts to include a "de-designation" provision. Participants will learn the process a property owner may use to petition a city council to de-designate a local landmark, and the administrative steps that the city, historic preservation commission, and council must follow. Speakers will also discuss advocacy, strategies to maintain designation, with the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Haynes House in Fort Wayne- the first property to employ the 2013 amendment- as an example. 


Creager Smith

Historic Preservation Planner for the City of Fort Wayne Read More

Andrea Kern

ARCH Historic Sites Surveyor

Jill McDevitt


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