Historic Board of Review

The Historic Board of Review (HBR) is concerned with elements of development, redevelopment, and preservation that affect visual quality in the Downtown City of Greenfield Historic District. The current area that is governed by the HBR is essentially the National Courthouse Square Historic District with additional buildings added to the map that flank State Street and Main Street for a few blocks outside of the Courthouse Square District. the Historic District is a mapped area that is approved by the Greenfield Common Council.

The Historic Board of Review consists of five voting members appointed by the Mayor and approved by City Council. The HBR meets once a month to approve plans and issue "Certificates of Appropriateness" for any conspicuous change to any historic or non-historic facade seen from a public way; as well as to consider any proposed demolition.

The City of Greenfield is fortunate to also have a National Residential District that is not regulated by the HBR but that does provide property owners with tax credit opportunities for appropriate renovations.

Watch the Greenfield Residential Historic District Presentation

 


Grants and Tax Credits:

Greenfield Main Street offers matching grants for exterior improvements such as signs, awnings, paint, and renovations: Find out more here: https://www.greenfieldmainstreet.org/grants/

Historic District Tax Credit Information Owners of historic income producing properties in the Greenfield Courthouse Square Historic District can apply for this 20%credit. https://www.in.gov/dnr/historic/3680.htm

Owners of historic residential properties in the Greenfield Residential Historic District can receive a 20% residential rehabilitation tax credit. https://www.in.gov/dnr/historic/3679.htm

Here is information on a grant called the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF). https://www.in.gov/dnr/historic/3671.htm

 


Documents

Note that you can go directly to the Greenfield, Indiana Code of Ordinances by following the "Quick Link"  below.

Contact City Planning and Building

Address: 10 S. State St.
Greenfield, 46140
Telephone: 317-477-4320
Fax: 317-477-4321

Planning Public Hearing Calendar

Historic Board of Review Meeting
Thu Jun 2nd 2022, 4:00pm -
Advisory Plan Commission Meeting
Mon Jun 13th 2022, 7:00pm -
Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting
Thu Jun 16th 2022, 7:00pm -

Historic Board of Review Video, Agenda, and Minutes