Longview, TX (Longview News-Journal) — Longview’s commission for historic preservation is getting serious about toughening the city’s statutes dealing with historic structures.
The commission has formed a subcommittee that will Thursday begin examining ways to strengthen city’s ordinances to help protect aging homes and landmarks.
“They want to get together as group and look at what other cities do in terms of preservation, said City Planner and liaison to the commission Michael Shirley.
Shirley said the goal of the subcommittee, comprised of commission members Gerald Bratz, Pamela Johnson, and Jonathon Wharton, will be to analyze the city’s current preservation codes and present proposals for adjustments to the whole commission which later could make recommendations to City Council.
Ideas include a 30-day pause before demolition of historic structures to give the commission a chance to help explore other options, Shirley said.
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