Five months after adopting historic preservation legislation, the city of Upper Arlington has updated the list of homes designated as "contributing structures" in the south-of-Lane-Avenue historic district.

Five months after adopting historic preservation legislation, the city of Upper Arlington has updated the list of homes designated as "contributing structures" in the south-of-Lane-Avenue historic district.

After approving the historic preservation legislation last December, city council requested that the city hire a preservationist to update the list of affected properties.

"In 2008, there existed a district designation and a combination of lists from the National Register (of Historic Homes), UA Historical Society and current Development Department files indicating recent remodeled residences," development director Dean Sivinski said in a staff report.

Preservationist Nathalie Wright recently completed the task of updating the list of contributing structures. According to the updated registry, 139 of the 1,156 parcels in the district are designated as non-contributing.

"Nathalie spent two and a half cold months, February through mid-April, walking the entire district evaluating each individual residence, utilizing the National Register of Historic Places definitions and criteria employed for the district designation," Sivinski said.

The historic preservation legislation implements a six-month delay when owners of contributing structures apply for demolition permits. Applicants are encouraged to learn about the historical significance of properties and allow them to be photographed for archival purposes. Applicants are also required to notify neighbors within 300 feet of the proposed demolition.

No demolition applications have yet been filed this year, Sivinski said.

The revised map of contributing structures is available on the city's Web site (www. uaoh.net).

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