Costly, Dangerous “Historic District” Designation to be Made Easier; Citizens Fighting to Stop it.

What if you were told to spend $350, hire a lawyer, inform your neighbors, go to a city bureaucrat and a political committee to get new shrubbery, new shingles on your roof? Welcome to your new "historic district".

What if you were told to spend $350, hire a lawyer, inform your neighbors, go to a city bureaucrat and a political committee to get new shrubbery, or new shingles on your roof? Welcome to your new “historic district”. (City of St. Pete Certificate of Appropriateness fee schedule).


Imagine that you are a homeowner that wants to paint your house, replace old shrubs, place new shingles on the roof, replace some windows or a door, add on a room or buy a new garage door. You go through the onerous building permit process and then discover there is a new process that is ruled only by how people “feel”. You are told you must spend up to $1,000 to obtain …
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