HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION

The Historic Preservation Commission meets on the third Thursday of each month at 7:00pm in the Village Hall. Minutes are available here.

The purpose of the Village of Palmyra Historic Preservation Commission is to support the Historic Preservation Ordinance,  which in turn has the following goals:

1. To protect and enhance the landmarks and historic districts, which represent distinctive elements of the Village of Palmyra’s historic, architectural, and cultural heritage;

2. To foster civic pride in the accomplishments of the past;

3. To protect and enhance the Village of Palmyra’s attractiveness to visitors and the support and stimulus to the economy thereby provided, and

4. To ensure the harmonious, orderly and efficient growth and development of the Village.

COMMISSION MEMBERS

Christine Daly, Chair          315-597-5655

Term Expires: 11/30/2021

Eleanor Drake            315-597-8952

Term Expires: 11/30/2021

James Elliott           315-597-4173

Term Expires:11/30/2022

Michael Haskins          315-597-5965

Term Expires: 11/30/2022

Lisa Premysylovsky

Term Expires: 11/30/2023

 


 

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VILLAGE OF PALMYRA PRESERVATION COMMISSION

ARCHITECTURAL GUIDELINES

The Palmyra Preservation Commission's Architectural Design

Guidelines are available in printed form at the Palmyra Village Hall

or you may view and/or print each section here. To view and/or

print each section, click the SECTION link to open a .pdf version

of the document.

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN GUIDELINES
TABLE OF CONTENTS

SECTION 1 - Purpose of Design Standards

          Introduction
          Why Design Standards

          Using the Standards

 

SECTION 2 - Village History and Architecture

          Historic Overview

          Architectural Styles

                   Federal

                   Greek Revival

                   Gothic Revival

                   Italianate

                   Second Empire

                   Folk Victorian

                   Richardsonian Romanesque

                   Queen Anne

                   Colonial Revival

                   Foursquare

                   Craftsman

                   Tudor Revival
 

SECTION 3 – Historic Design Principles

          General Principles of Historic Design

          New Construction

          Design Considerations for Additions

          Alterations

          Demolition

          Relocation

         

SECTION 4 – Process and Procedures

          Introduction

          What is the Historic Preservation Commission?

          Initial Actions for the Applicant

          Application Procedures and Requirements

          Application Process

         

SECTION 5 – Rehabilitation Standards Historic Buildings

          Introduction

          Windows & Shutters

          Doors

          Garage Doors

          Siding and Exterior Walls

          Architectural Trim

          Porches and Decks

          Roofing

          Chimneys

          Foundations

          Garages and Barns

          Modern Amenities

          Fencing

          Paint and Color

          Post-War Houses

                   Minimal Traditional

                   Ranch

                   Cape Cod

                   Split Level

                   Post-War Colonial Revival

                   Custom Built Houses

                   Small Tract Development

                   Late 20th Century Ranch

                   Late Modern

                   Snout House (Contemporary)

                   Neo-Traditional

                   Individual Custom Houses

                   Design Standards for Small Tract and Custom Houses

 

SECTION 6 – Business District Standards

          Introduction

          Signs

          Sign Design Considerations

          Recommended for Lawn or Ground Signs

          Storefronts

          Repairs and Rehabilitation for Storefronts

          Awnings

          Refuse and Mechanical Equipment Enclosures

          Lighting

          Handicap Accessibility

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The New York State Historic Residential or

Commercial Properties Tax Credit Program


New legislation increases financial incentives for both private homeowners and commercial property owners. Rehabilitation work

on historic structures may qualify for a tax credit of 20% of qualified rehabilitation costs of structures, up to a credit value of $50,000 (residential) or $5 million (commercial).

The New York State Historic Preservation Office (SHIPO) in the

Division for Historic Preservation, Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation provides technical assistance to property

owners working to rehabilitate homes. Choose the .pdf flyer below

that applies to you and learn how you might save money!

Residential Property Tax Credit Program
Commercial Property Tax Credit Program

OTHER PRESERVATION FORMS (.pdf)


Nomination for Designation of Landmark or

Historic District Landmark Application


Building Structure Inventory Form


Checklist for Historic Designation

Certificate of Appropriateness Form