Regularly Scheduled Meeting:
Second Monday of each Month
Senoia Municipal Court
505 Howard Road
Senoia, GA 30276
Special Called Meeting Scheduled
There will be a special called meeting for the Historical Preservation Committee on
Through the hard work of many dedicated residents of Senoia, on March 17, 1989 the Senoia Historic District was entered on the United States Department of the Interior's National Register of Historic Places. One of the provisions of this recognition is that the city creates zoning standards, regulations and guidelines that will protect and advance development goals in the Historic District. The focus of the Historic Preservation Commission is the Preservation, Rehabilitation, Restoration and Reconstruction of Historic Properties. New construction in the Historic District should complement rather than interrupt, obscure, or otherwise damage or destroy the historic neighborhood. The Historic Preservation Commission was created under the Historic Neighborhood Preservation Ordinance (Chapter 39 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Senoia) to insure that such goals are met.
The Historic Neighborhood District Overlay is shown on the zoning map. In order to make a material change in the exterior appearance of an historic property, or any structure, site or object within such historic district, it is required that an application for a Certificate of Appropriateness is reviewed and approved by the Commission. In many cases professional drawings must be submitted with the application. However, some improvements may not require them. The following worksheets were created to assist property owners in those situations (please use the forms as needed):
One of the primary duties of the Historic Preservation Commission is to review Certificates of Appropriateness. An application for a COA can be picked up at City Hall. Applications shall include drawings, plans and additional information the Commission should consider while reviewing the application. To be considered at a Historic Preservation Commission meeting the application must be received at City Hall at least 10 days prior to the next scheduled meeting. If it is received less than 10 days before the meeting, the application will be considered during the meeting of the following month. The applicant shall be at the meeting to present the information and answer questions from the Commission.
Download the COA form here.
The Commission recommendations on Certificates of Appropriateness shall be based on design, scale, building material, setback and site features, and to the guidelines below. The following files are available in PDF * format.