(A)   (1)   The City Council may, at any time, establish by ordinance additional historic districts, including proposed districts previously considered and rejected, may modify boundaries of an existing historic district or may eliminate an existing historic district. Before establishing, modifying or eliminating a historic district, a historic district study committee appointed by the City Council shall follow the procedures as stated in Public Act 169 of 1970, being M.C.L.A. § 399.203(1)-(3), as amended.
      (2)   To conduct these activities, the City Council may retain the initial committee, establish a standing committee or establish a committee to consider only specific proposed districts and then be dissolved.
      (3)   The Committee shall consider any previously written Committee reports pertinent to the proposed action.
   (B)   In considering elimination of a historic district, a Committee shall follow the procedures set forth in Public Act 169 of 1970, being M.C.L.A. § 399.203(1)-(3), as amended for the issuance of a preliminary report, holding a public hearing and issuing a final report but with the intent of showing one or more of the following:
      (1)   The historic district has lost those physical characteristics that enabled the establishment of the district;
      (2)   The historic district was not significant in the way previously defined; and/or
      (3)   The historic district was established pursuant to defective procedures.
(Prior Code, § 1.505)  (Ord. 706, passed 10-17-2005; Ord. 751, passed 7-18-2011)