Greensboro Historic District Program

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The City of Greensboro is seeking proposals from qualified firms and individuals to develop a Beautification and Identification Plan for the Dunleath Historic District Neighborhood. The project will include landscape design, installation and maintenance services, a signage/gateway feature design, and installation services. View our request for proposal here.

Watch this video about Greensboro's Historic District Program.

Front Steps Historic House Roof Line

Historic District zoning protects the special character of the three City Historic Districts: Dunleath, College Hill and Fisher Park. A Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) is required for work to the exterior of buildings as well as significant landscape changes. The COA ensures that the work will meet Historic District Guidelines. Download the COA application form and instructions. Here are answers to some Frequently Asked Questions.

Projects like new construction and additions or major alterations to buildings must be approved by the Historic Preservation Commission. Minor work items such as exterior repairs, landscaping or building a fence or back yard deck can usually be approved by staff.

See this list of recent Certificate of Appropriateness applications.  

Find out if your property is in a local Historic District.
    Note: A COA is not required for work in a National Register Historic District.
Check out these maps to see the differences:

For more information, call 336-373-2144 or send an e-mail.