Historic Preservation

Why We Participate in Historic Preservation

  • In support and furtherance of its findings and determination that the historical, cultural and aesthetic heritage of the City of Waynesboro, Georgia is among its most valued and important assets and that the preservation of this heritage is essential to the promotion of the health, prosperity and general welfare of the people
  • In order to stimulate revitalization of the business districts and historic neighborhoods and to protect and enhance local historical and aesthetic attractions to tourists and thereby promote and stimulate business
  • In order to enhance the opportunities for federal or state tax benefits under relevant provisions of federal or state law
  • In order to provide for the designation, protection, preservation and rehabilitation of historic properties and historic districts and to participate in federal or state programs to do the same

The Waynesboro City Council, Waynesboro, Georgia hereby declares it to be the purpose and intent of this Ordinance to establish a uniform procedure for use in providing for the protection, enhancement, perpetuation and use of places, districts, sites, buildings, structures, objects, and landscape features having a special historical, cultural or aesthetic interest or value, in accordance with the provisions of the Ordinance.