Jan. 16 hearing to discuss proposed changes for historic demolition permits

Editor’s note: This is the first in a monthly column by the Helena/Lewis and Clark County Heritage Tourism Council.

The Helena/Lewis and Clark County Heritage Tourism Council will have a public hearing Jan. 16 on proposed amendments to the city’s demolition permit requirements for historic structures that will clarify requirements and review for the applicant, the public, the HTC and the City Commission.

The meeting will be 5:30 p.m. in room 309 of the City-County Building. A public hearing has not yet been scheduled before the City Commission.

More than 13 historic structures in Helena’s historic districts have gone through the city’s demolition review process since 1992.

Helena/Lewis and Clark County Heritage Tourism Council.

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Some of the most recent requests have been more difficult and frustrating for all parties involved. This has been exacerbated by an outdated and vague but well-intentioned ordinance adopted in 1992 after the Walker-Reinig home was demolished at 28 S. Rodney St. in 1989.

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