Implement a Demolition Delay or Demolition Review Law
Demolition laws are used in some municipalities, regardless of adopted historic preservation ordinances, to prevent the demolition of existing buildings without a thorough review. The focus of the ordinance is demolition and may not be directly tied to Historic Preservation Ordinances, so design control is limited. To establish a legal foundation for this type of ordinance, Demolition Ordinances should be based on historic preservation criteria, which is similar to what would be required with a Local Historic District designation.
Create a central source for adaptive reuse incentives
If created, the Downtown Development Organization should be the central source of information, guidance and assistance to owners and developers who are interested in development incentives. A digital and print booklet should be created that lists the incentives available in the Warehouse District and provides instructions on how to qualify.