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Introduction to Local Historic Districts
A local historic district is a historically significant area that is protected by a historic district ordinance. The local unit of government appoints a historic district commission to review proposed work to the exterior of resources in the district to determine if the work meets the Secretary of the Interior's Standards and Guidelines for Rehabilitation. Designating an area as a local historic district is one of the few ways a community can provide legal protection for its historic resources.Learn more
Local Historic Districts in Michigan
80 Michigan communities have historic district ordinances that enable them to appoint a historic district commission with design review authority to protect designated resources.