Putting preservation tools in place will help to preserve your valuable historic resources. Several tools exist:
Regulations and Ordinances
A community's historic preservation ordinance can be simple or more detailed. Read about approaches to historic preservation ordinances and see examples. Other possible protective measures include ordinances addressing design review, infill, demolition, and signs.
Zoning and special designations
Zoning: zoning can be used to specify land uses and restrictions on the density of development near sensitive historic sites
Façade easements. A building owner can donate the facade to a nonprofit like the Utah Heritage Foundation and get a tax write-off for doing it. See more information.
Conservation easement. If the land on which the historic property sits also has scenic, recreational, educational values, a conservation easement can be donated to a land trust (or bought). See Utah Open Lands for more information.
See different examples of adaptive re-use of historic buildings.
Incentives and assistance
Finding investors and contractors