Historic Preservation Ordinance
CHAPTER 10A - HISTORIC PRESERVATION
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|1052.||Tulsa Preservation Commission|
|1053.||Historic Preservation District Provisions|
|1054.||Historic Preservation District - Zoning Map Amendments|
|1055.||Certificate of Appropriateness|
SECTION 1051. DEFINITIONS
The following terms shall, for the purpose of this Chapter, have the meanings indicated in this section:
- Arts Commission: The Arts Commission of the City of Tulsa.
- Certificate of Appropriateness: The official document issued by the Preservation Commission authorizing work within a Historic Preservation District.
- Design Guidelines: The criteria which shall be used to guide the Preservation Commission in review of an application for a Certificate of Appropriateness.
- Historic Preservation District: A supplemental zoning district consisting of a building, structure, or site, or an area containing buildings, structures, or sites that is a historic resource.
- Historic Resource: A building, structure, or site, or, an area containing a concentration, linkage, or continuity of buildings, structures, or sites which are generally 50 years or older and which contain one or more of the following attributes:
- That it has significant character, interest, or value as part of the historical development, history, or cultural heritage of the city, state, or nation; or,
- That it has significance as the site of a historic event in the past of the city, state, or nation; or,
- That it is associated with a person, or group of persons, who played a significant role in the historical development, history, and cultural heritage of the city, state, or nation; or,
- That it is the embodiment of distinguishing characteristics, design, details, materials or craftsmanship which represent a historically significant architectural or engineering innovation, type, style or specimen; or
- That it portrays the environment in an era of history characterized by a distinctive architectural, engineering, or construction style; or
- That it represents a significant and distinguishable entity of historical importance whose components may lack individual distinction; or
- That it has yielded and is likely to yield, information important in prehistory or history; or
- That it meets the criteria for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.
- Planning Commission: The Tulsa Metropolitan Area Planning Commission (TMAPC).
- Preservation: The adaptive use, conservation, protection, reconstruction, rehabilitation, restoration, or stabilization of a historic resource.
- Adaptive Use: The restrained alteration of a historic resource to accommodate uses for which the resource was not originally constructed, but in such a way so as to maintain the general historical and architectural character.
- Conservation: The sustained appearance of a resource essentially in its existing state.
- Protection: The security of a historic resource as it exists through the establishment of the mechanisms of this Chapter.
- Reconstruction: The process of recreating or reproducing by new construction all or part of the form and detail of a vanished historic resource as it appeared at a specific period in time.
- Rehabilitation: The process of recreating a historical resource to a state of efficiency or soundness by repair or alteration designed to encourage its continued use, but without noticeably changing the exterior appearance of the historic resource.
- Restoration: The process of accurately recovering all or part of the form and detail of a historic resource and its setting as it appeared at a particular period of time by means of the removal of later work and the replacement of missing earlier work.
- Stabilization: The process of applying measures designated to halt deterioration ad to establish the structural stability of an unsafe or deteriorated resource while maintaining the essential form as it presently exists without noticeably changing the exterior appearance of the historic resource.
- Significant Characteristics of a Historic Resource: Those characteristics which are important to the historic resource by design or location, and include, but are not limited to materials, detail, height, orientation, proportion, rhythm, scale, setback, setting, shape, and workmanship.
- Materials: The physical elements of a building, structure, site, or area which creates an aesthetic and structural appearance of the resource, including characteristics such as texture, form, composition, and style.
- Detail: Aspects of a building, structure, site or area which, due to particular treatment, draw attention to certain parts or features of the building, structure, site, or area.
- Orientation: The position of a building, structure, site, or area relative to a particular point in which it is viewed or in relation to other fixed elements in the environment.
- Proportion: The visible relationship and order established between buildings, structures, sites or areas, their individual parts to one another, as well as between the parts and the whole.
- Rhythm : The regular pattern or harmonious recurrence of lines, shapes, or forms, such elements occurring within or between buildings, structures, sites or areas; including, but not limited to, windows, doors, roofs, porches, driveways, sidewalks, setbacks and heights.
- Scale: The size of the parts of a building, structure, site or area in relationship to one another and to the human figure.
- Setback: The location of a building or structure as it relates to the street and other buildings and structures around it.
- Setting: The surrounding buildings, structures, landscaping and familiar features which provide a visual aesthetic or perceptual quality to historic resources.
- Shape: The physical configuration of a building, structure, site or area, established by its form, surfaces, edges, height, width, and depth.
- Workmanship: A level of quality exhibited in the construction, detailing, or design of a historic resource.
- Work: Any changes to an existing building, structure, or lot, or any portion thereof, including but not limited to, the erection, construction, reconstruction, renovation, alteration, painting, removal, or demolition of a building, structure, or lot, irrespective of whether or not a building permit is required.