§ 156.150  PURPOSE.
   The historical heritage of our town is one of our most valued and important assets. The conservation and preservation of historic districts and landmarks stabilize and increase property values in their areas and strengthen the overall economy of the town. The purpose of establishing local historic districts and landmarks is to encourage the restoration, preservation, rehabilitation and conservation of historically, architecturally, and archaeologically significant areas, structures, buildings, sites, objects and their surroundings; and to review new construction design to ensure compatibility with the character of the district; and to safeguard against any potentially adverse influences which may cause the decline, decay, or total destruction of these important assets. In addition, the preservation of historic districts and landmarks provides for the education, pleasure and enrichment of the residents of Wilkesboro and the state as a whole.
(Am. Ord. passed 9-14-2016)