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Please visit our GIS Historical Sites website and click on the "Historic Sites" layer, "Historical Districts" layer, and/or "Old Town" layer.
You may also look through the National Register nomination forms for historic districts to see if your property is contributing or non-contributing to the district.
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Whether prepared by private citizens or by consultants, most nominations go through at least two drafts before consideration by the Historic Sites Board of Review (HSBR) at one of its quarterly meetings. Kansas State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) staff will provide written comments and a marked copy of the nomination to the preparer.
Before a nomination is scheduled for a Review Board meeting, the following three requirements must be met:
Nominations of Kansas properties to the National Register of Historic Places and/or the Register of Historic Kansas Places may be submitted for review by the National Register staff at the SHPO at any time throughout the year. Every nomination must go before the Historic Sites Board of Review.
Yes. There is a local process that must be followed in order to obtain a demolition permit from the Metropolitan Area Building and Construction Department. Contact the Wichita Historic Preservation Office for more information in the Metropolitan Area Planning Department at 316-268-4421.
Please visit our website for Old Town Guidelines, the Delano Overlay Guidelines, or the Design Guidelines for the North Topeka/Park Place-Fairview/Bitting Historic Districts. Specific questions may be directed to the historic preservation staff.