Broadmoor Historic District
Why Get Historic Designation?
Reasons for interest in Historic Designation included recognition of our early history, providing a measure of protection for the neighborhood against unwanted or uncontrolled development, achieving a level of real estate attractiveness that tends to bring increases in demand and property values, and a very significant (approximately 40%) ANNUAL property tax reduction for all eligible “contributing properties” within the neighborhood.
Is My Home a Contributing Property?
As a part of the nomination development process, each property in the neighborhood was evaluated in detail by Chris Evans, our contracted historic architect. He determined for each property whether it could justify being included as a “contributing property” or not. Homeowners were informed of the decision about their property in June, 2018. Unless changes have been made since Chris' assessment that significantly detract from the home’s original character, those homes listed as contributing properties in the list referenced below remain in the recommended contributing property list today. Ultimately, it will rest with the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) to make final determination as to whether a home is contributing or not.
For more information:
List of Broadmoor Contributing & Non-contributing properties
** Note: Properties shown as "Contributing" assume NO significant changes were made to affect the character of these homes since this list was constructed (2018/2019).
Discussion of what makes a property contributing or not
How Do I Keep My Property's Historic Designation (Or Lose it)?
The short answer to maintaining contributing property status is to avoid making any changes that affects the character of the house, as viewed from the FRONT. It is that curbside view of the house that is considered in determining status. Changes to the rear or side of the house, if they do not significantly impact the front view, are generally OK, as are interior remodeling changes. But significant changes in structure, style, or materials that are apparent from the street will likely be an issue. In our neighborhood, problematic changes have most frequently involved:
stuccoing your home
making changes to roofing style (e.g. changing from shingle to metal or tile)
making structural changes such as additions or enclosures on the front side of the house
If you do feel the need to make changes to the front of your house, you should speak with the resources at the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) in advance, to review your plans and to discuss any potential issues for your contributing status. You can get this assistance by contacting Eric Vondy at SHPO by email at firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred), or by phone at 602-542-4009.
Recognize that in addition to impacting potential tax advantages for you, maintaining your home’s contributing status is also important to the neighborhood as a whole. Our Historic District requires that at least 51% of the homes in the neighborhood are contributing. If we were to lose too many contributing properties in the future, we would lose the entire neighborhood’s historic district status.
Here's a more complete discussion of contributing properties.
Am I Entitled to a Tax Reduction? How Does that Work?
** ** Note: Properties shown as "Contributing" assume NO significant changes were made to affect the character of these homes since this list was constructed (2018/2019).