What is a facade preservation easement?
A facade preservation easement is a legally enforceable commitment
by a property owner to preserve the facade of a particular historically
significant structure so that its exterior architectural features remain
unchanged forever. At some point in the past, you or a previous owner
of your property donated its facade to a non-profit organization called
Easements Atlanta, Inc. (EAI), which enforces this agreement to preserve
the facade of the building.
What are the requirements for maintaining the property?
In order to insure your property's historic character, your building needs to be well-maintained and alterations need to be monitored carefully. Once a year, Easements Atlanta inspects the outside of your building. A letter that describes its overall condition and any needed repairs or maintenance is sent to the building owner(s). Most repairs can be completed within a year or before the next inspection, whichever comes first. Occasionally, an urgent repair - one that threatens the structure - will need to be done more quickly.
What are the procedures for modifying the property?
Easements Atlanta must review and approve any alterations to the exterior
of the building.
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Last updated: February 7, 2008
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