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Heritage Preservation

Contact Information: (727) 942-5611, 324 East Pine St, Fax (727) 943-4651

The historic resources of Tarpon Springs are a vital ingredient of the city’s unique sense of place. Without the individuality of the city’s historic structures and National Register Historic District, Tarpon Springs would appear indistinguishable from other communities. The Historic Resources Element (Chapter) in the Tarpon Springs Comprehensive Plan outlines the programs, incentives and methods available to the Community. The element provides for establishment of administrative procedures to review and mitigate the impact of future development on prehistoric and historic resources. The element encourages the adoption of legal and financial incentives for preservation, as well as educational and informational programs designed to inform residents of the city’s historic and cultural heritage. Also, the element promotes communication and cooperation among Federal, State, city and private organizations involved in the historic preservation process. In 1990 the city adopted the Historic Resources Ordinance and established a local Historic District which incorporated the National Register Historic District and created the Heritage Preservation Board (HPB) to maintain the historic charm and character of Tarpon Springs. The HPB reviews proposed improvements and modifications to structures located in the historic district through the Certificate of Approval process. The board uses design guidelines and adopted standards in the city’s Land Development Code to review any construction, alteration, restoration or rehabilitation that requires a building permit and affects the exterior appearance of buildings in the district.
City of Tarpon Springs
Copyright © 2019 City of Tarpon Springs. Accessibility

Heritage Preservation

Contact Information: (727) 942-5611,

324 East Pine St, Fax (727) 943-4651

The historic resources of Tarpon Springs are a vital ingredient of the city’s unique sense of place. Without the individuality of the city’s historic structures and National Register Historic District, Tarpon Springs would appear indistinguishable from other communities. The Historic Resources Element (Chapter) in the Tarpon Springs Comprehensive Plan outlines the programs, incentives and methods available to the Community. The element provides for establishment of administrative procedures to review and mitigate the impact of future development on prehistoric and historic resources. The element encourages the adoption of legal and financial incentives for preservation, as well as educational and informational programs designed to inform residents of the city’s historic and cultural heritage. Also, the element promotes communication and cooperation among Federal, State, city and private organizations involved in the historic preservation process. In 1990 the city adopted the Historic Resources Ordinance and established a local Historic District which incorporated the National Register Historic District and created the Heritage Preservation Board (HPB) to maintain the historic charm and character of Tarpon Springs. The HPB reviews proposed improvements and modifications to structures located in the historic district through the Certificate of Approval process. The board uses design guidelines and adopted standards in the city’s Land Development Code to review any construction, alteration, restoration or rehabilitation that requires a building permit and affects the exterior appearance of buildings in the district.
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