Why designate landmarks?

The purpose of designation is to identify a structure, site, or object which is significant to the City’s history, is associated with an individual or event significant to the City’s history, or plays a significant role in the cultural continuity of the community. By means of such designation, the community is able to place some means of control and oversight upon the landmark, as well as offer its owner benefits in the hope of ensuring its continued existence for the benefit of present and future generations.

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1. Can City funds be provided to rehabilitate or maintain designated landmarks?
2. How can you provide further assistance to the City's preservation efforts?
3. How is a landmark designated?
4. May a landmark be sold or leased without City approval?
5. What are the basic categories of designation for cultural resources?
6. What benefits does landmark designation have?
7. Why designate landmarks?