Historic District Commission
The City of Covington created the Covington Historic District Commission (CHDC) in 1989. The CHDC’s chief role is in stewardship of Covington’s historical identity through the protection of structures within the Covington Historic District. Keeping historic buildings in active use encourages their preservation. As stated in the city’s historic preservation ordinance, the Covington Historic District Commission shall review applications for certificate of appropriateness for proposed construction, material alteration, demolition, or relocation of any building, structure, or appurtenance in the historic district.
The role of the Covington Historic District Commission includes:
- To advocate: The CHDC promotes partnerships between historic preservation and schools, churches, Chamber of Commerce, civic groups, and merchants’ associations;
- To designate: An inventory of historic properties can be dynamic and requires regular updating as new properties become listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The CHDC maintains this inventory and assists property owners with the process of nominating properties, as well as recommending ordinances that support the preservation of historic structures to City Council;
- To advise: The CHDC is the official body that reviews proposals for exterior changes to properties within the Historic District and issue Certificates of Appropriateness for approved proposals;
- To facilitate: The CHDC assists property owners with investment tax credit applications, encourages public attendance of meetings, and provides design guidelines to the public.
Mr. Peter Link - Chairperson
Ms. Peggy Schoen
Ms. Stephanie Boyles, Architect, NCARB
Ms. Lisa Condrey Ward
Mr. Seymon "Windy" Hartzog III