It’s the goal of the Office of Historic Preservation and Park County Historic Preservation Advisory Commission (PCHPAC) to help Park County property owners to both preserve and be able to effectively use their historic properties.
Any changes to a listed or designated historic property will come before PCHPAC for review when you ask for your permit, so it’s a good idea to bring your plans to the Director of the Office of Historic Preservation to draw on PCHPAC’s input and ideas in advance. There is no charge for this service. PCHPAC will see if what you plan still is consistent with telling the story of the history of your property. If what you plan does not comply with the best interest of preserving the history of your place, the commission may offer some suggestions for appropriate methods. If you don’t care to comply with them, your property may simply lose its historic designation. Of course, your project would still need to comply with the regulations of the county’s Planning, Zoning, and Building Departments.
For more information, contact the Historic Preservation Office at (719) 836-4298.