The City of Greensboro promotes the preservation of historic properties and areas in a variety of ways.
The City maintains a qualified Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) and operates the Historic District Program in the Charles B. Aycock, College Hill and Fisher Park neighborhoods.
Greensboro participates in the Guilford County Landmark Program, which is administered by the Guilford County Planning and Development Department. More than 70 properties in Greensboro are protected through local Landmark designation. Owners of Landmark properties are eligible for a deferral of up to 50 percent of their property taxes.
Neighborhoods that have historic or cultural significance but do not qualify for National Register or local historic district designation may be considered for Heritage Community status.
The City maintains a comprehensive survey of historic resources. First conducted in 1975, the Historic Resources Inventory was updated in 1990 and again from 2006-09.
The City participates in the review of nominations to the National Register of Historic Places. Listing in the National Register makes the property owner eligible for federal and state tax credits for rehabilitation.
The City provides limited financial assistance to Preservation Greensboro Incorporated (PGI) and its subsidiary Architectural Salvage of Greensboro (ASG). PGI is a nonprofit organization that provides services that support historic preservation in the community. ASG is a nationally recognized volunteer organization whose purpose is to save and recycle materials from historic structures when they are remodeled or demolished. Proceeds from the sale of materials are used to support the work of Preservation Greensboro, Inc.
For additional information explore these links:
National Trust for Historic Preservation
North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office
North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources
Preservation Greensboro Inc.
Preservation North Carolina Inc.
The City's Planning Department at 336-373-2144 or send an e-mail.