To recognize and protect individual properties and groups of properties (districts) with architectural and historical significance.
Properties eligible for designation include those that have historic, cultural, or architectural value to the city and region. Properties or districts already listed on the National Register or Georgia Register are presumed to meet the criteria for local designation.
Applications for designation may be submitted by a property owner or group of owners, preservation organization, historical society, or neighborhood association. The Planning Commission provides staff services to the Historic Preservation Commission. Application forms are available from the:
Augusta-Richmond County Planning Commission
525 Telfair St.
Augusta, GA 30901
Ph: (706) 821-1796
Six individual properties and three districts have already been designated under the ordinance.
The basic steps in the designation process are: