PlanPhilly | Councilman proposes funding committee to register more historic buildings

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Councilman Jim Kenney introduced a bill on Thursday aimed at stepping up the city’s efforts at historic preservation.

The measure would create a “Special Committee for Consideration of National Register of Historic Places.” Its purpose would be to review all of the properties that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places but absent from the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places, and to determine which of those properties should be certified historic at the local level.

Only buildings that are certified historic on the Philadelphia Register are subject to special local protections against alteration or demolition.

PlanPhilly | Councilman proposes funding committee to register more historic buildings.

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