Alpharetta considers committee for historic preservation

The city of Alpharetta is looking to preserve its past.

The Alpharetta City Council on Tuesday night Sept. 8, will consider enacting a historic preservation ordinance that would set up a city Historic Preservation Commission. The governing body would inventory properties within the city and make recommendations to the City Council related to historic designations.

Under the proposal, historic labeling would be voluntary, but once a property acquires that status, any change in appearance would have to be approved by the HPC. It would also make designated properties eligible for zoning incentives, construction code exceptions and other benefits. The city’s planning commission approved the proposal in early August.

The council meeting is set for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Alpharetta City Hall, 2 Park Plaza.