Properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places or contributing buildings to National Register Historic Districts may be eligible for Federal and/or New York State Tax Credits for potentially up to 20% of qualifying costs for owner-occupied residential buildings, or up to 40% of qualifying costs for incoming producing buildings (this includes RENTAL residential). More information is available on the NY State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) website.
The first step to meet with the Historic Preservation Planner, who can go over your proposed plan and provide some guidance on what might be acceptable. The next step is to fill out a CAUD Design Review Application, which can be downloaded from CAUD section of the Planning, Housing, and Community Development website. Submit your completed application to the Historic Preservation Planner, along with copies of architectural drawings, photographs of the property, product samples or brochures, or any other materials necessary for CAUD to make proper review (consult with the Historic Preservat
There is no fee for Design Review. There is a $100 fee for a Local Landmark designation review.
Yes. All exterior changes to a designated property must go through some level of review. The review process applies to exterior improvements, including (but not limited to): painting, window and door replacement, walls and fences, and signage. Please refer to the Historic Design Review page for details.
CAUD stands for Commission on Architecture and Urban Design. It is comprised of members of the public, who oversee the establishment and preservation of historic landmarks and historic districts in the City of Binghamton. To this end, they are authorized by City ordinance to review proposed exterior alterations to all historic landmarks or properties located within historic districts. They can then decide to issue a Certificate of Approval, Approval with Conditions, or Denial based on their findings.