To preserve historic structures and sites and focus growth and redevelopment to infill and other priority locations.
Option 1. Historic Preservation (2 points)
This option is applicable to cities or communities with at least one historic building, contributing building in a historic district, or cultural landscape within the city or community boundary. Develop an inventory of designated and eligible historic structure(s) and site(s). Consider historic buildings that are outside the city or community boundary but may be impacted by development. Adopt a policy for alteration (rehabilitation, preservation or restoration) of any historic building or a contributing building in a historic district to ensure that following requirements are met:
- Approval in the form of a certificate of appropriateness from a local historic preservation commission or architectural review board for any exterior alterations or additions for building subject to local review.
- Approval in the form of a certificate of appropriateness for alteration from the office in case of buildings subject to state or federal or national review.
Option 2. High-Priority Sites (2 points)
- Refer to an existing inventory or develop an inventory of infill, previously developed, greyfield, brownfield or sites of priority and potential for development or redevelopment.
- Adopt policies, regulations or provide incentives to focus development on infill and/or previously developed site or to cleanup and reuse brownfield and/or greyfield sites.
Option 3. Designated High-Priority Locations (2 points)
Adopt policies, regulations or provide incentives to prioritize growth in high-priority redevelopment areas, as per the list below:
- a site in by the EPA National Priorities List;
- a Federal Promise Zone;
- a Qualified Opportunity Zone;
- a Department of the Treasury Community Development Financial Institutions Fund Qualified Low-Income Community (a subset of the New Markets Tax Credit Program);
- a site in a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Qualified Census Tract (QCT) or Difficult Development Area (DDA); or
- a local equivalent program administered at the national level for cities or communities outside the U.S.
References: LEED v4.1 LT Credit: High-Priority Site LEED v4 ND GIB Credit: Historic Resource Preservation and Adaptive Reuse STAR v2 EAC-4: Historic Preservation (Action 1) LEED v4 ND LT Credit: Preferred Locations
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