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MAP OF ALL NATIONAL REGISTER HISTORIC DISTRICTS & HISTORIC ZONES (730 KB) - Added on 01/31/2013
Historic Preservation Zones (HPZs):
Historic Preservation Zones (HPZs) are City of Tucson zoning overlays enabled by a 1972 ordinance. Most of these areas are also nationally designated Historic Districts listed in the National Register of Historic Places. There are six designated HPZs within the City, which require compliance with specific development standards and design guidelines for exterior alterations to existing historic and non-historic buildings and for new construction, including work that does not require a building permit. Reviews of proposed building plans within these zones involve neighborhood HPZ Advisory Boards, the Tucson-Pima County Historical Commission, and the Director of the Planning and Development Services Department. Appeals and proposed demolitions of historic buildings within these zones require additional review and approval by the Mayor & City Council during public hearings. The Rio Nuevo and Downtown (RND) Zone is another zoning overlay that requires review by the Historical Commission for exterior alterations to historic buildings, and additional approval by the Mayor & Council for demolitions of historic buildings.
Design Review Process
Historic Preservation Zone Review (1.87 MB)
Fort Lowell Historic Preservation Zone (1.36 MB)
Armory Park Historic Preservation Zone (1.53 MB)
El Presidio Historic Preservation Zone (1.56 MB)
Advisory Boards and Historical Commission
Neighborhood Preservation Zones (NPZs):
Neighborhood Preservation Zones (NPZs) are zoning overlays enabled by a 2008 ordinance, and are available only to neighborhoods within the 1953 City limits that are designated National Register Historic Districts, or are eligible for that designation. Within these zones, new construction on residential (R)-zoned properties is required to be compatible with surrounding historic residential buildings, in accordance with specific design guidelines for each NPZ, to ensure that the proposed development fits with the unique historic character of these historic neighborhoods.
Feldmans Neighborhood Preservation Zone (15.9 MB)