WEB: Pinehurst Council Adds Properties to Proposed Historic District
The Pinehurst Village Council on Tuesday reviewed a revised proposal for the Historic Preservation District, which now incorporates streets and homes that a village-hired consultant had excluded.
The Historic District will govern structures built between 1895 and 1970 retaining historic architecture. Other properties in the district are noncontributing but in neighborhoods, in some cases.
Planning Director Andrea Correll said that the state Historic Preservation Office, which acts as a "clearinghouse" for local historic districts established in the state, endorsed including Village Lane and some other cul-de-sacs that homeowners had asked be included.
At Tuesday's council work session two more homes were added to the boundary map as contributing properties to correct an oversight by the consultant, Circa Inc. Both are on McKenzie Road near Graham. Several other properties on cul-de-sacs were recommended to be incorporated in the proposed map using additional criteria.
The council could vote to adopt both a map and standards for the district at its next regular meeting, at 1 p.m., Sept. 26 in the Assembly Hall, when a fourth and final public hearing will be held.
A third party will provide documentation to the village Historic District Commission supporting the inclusion of the added properties.
An information session for the public is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 19, in the Village Assembly Hall to familiarize Pinehurst property owners with the proposed standards and guidelines for all property in the district boundary map.
In other business, the council:
--adopted a Municipal Service District assessment to pay for Dam No. 1 repairs, allowing a discount if property owners pay before 15 years is up and eliminating interest.
--approved transferring excess fund balance for the last fiscal year totaling $646,800 to the Capital Reserve Fund.
--received a needs assessment survey for parks and recreation that showed a majority of residents favor added new programs and services as long as it doesn't require a property tax increase.
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