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Project Standards


The standards by which a project is approved are laid out in the Preservation Plan. HPOZ Boards and HPOZ Planning Staff interpret how projects comply with these standards. Approved projects comply with the Secretary of the Interior Standards for Preservation and with the HPOZ Ordinance. Below is a chart representing common projects that occur in HPOZs and the procedures that accompany them. Click here for definitions of each type of approval in the chart below.

For more information on each procedure please review the HPOZ Review Process section of the site. 

If your project is exempt it can be cleared without an application process through direct communication with your HPOZ Planner. For projects that require an application such as CWC, CWNC, COA, and CCMP please review the procedures and timeline detailed below.