Morehead Hill Historic District Survey

The Morehead Hill Neighborhood has been an Historic District since 1984 and the current boundaries were established in 2002.  We would like to understand the current sentiment of property owners relative to the benefits and burdens of National Historic District designation and the accompanying responsibilities.  Please take a few moments to complete this short survey.  Your experience is unique and your participation is critical for understanding how the Morehead Hill Historic District Designation is currently perceived by residents, and how we can best convey our neighborhood’s historic character into the future.        

* 1. When you purchased your property were you aware that it was in an Historic District?  How did, or how would this information have affected your decision to purchase?

* 2. Is your house a contributing or non-contributing structure?

* 3. Are you aware that there are standards that define required maintenance and permissible modifications for structures located within the historic district.

* 4. Do you know how to access these standards, and would you be able to assess their applicability to the maintenance or modification of your property?

* 5. Do you know how to initiate and participate in the Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) process?

* 6. Are you able to determine what type of COA any particular maintenance or modification may require (Administrative, Minor, Major)?

* 7. Are you able to determine what materials and processes are historically appropriate for the maintenance and modification of your property?

* 8. Do you have any general thoughts or observations about living in the historic district or working with the Historic Preservation Commission or Durham Planning Department?

* 9. If you would like to be entered into a drawing to win a $50 gift certificate to the Durham Food Co-op, please enter your name and email address below.

* 10. If you have performed maintenance or modifications to your property under the purview of the Historic Preservation Commission and the Durham Planning Department, would you be willing to complete a quick survey about that experience?  If you have not performed such work or interacted with these departments just click "No" and you will be taken to the end of the survey.

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