List of Birmingham historic districts
This is a List of Birmingham historic districts. By city ordinance, a historic district is created by a hearing of the Birmingham City Council, which is scheduled upon approval in a public hearing by the Birmingham Historical Commission. The Commission's hearing is held with reference to a historic district preservation plan drafted in consultation with neighborhood residents. The plan is drafted after a formal application is submitted to the commission by the neighborhood association.
Once a historic district is recognized, exterior changes to properties become subject to approval by the Birmingham Design Review Committee under the district's preservation plan. Each district also has the option of creating an advisory board to review applications and make a recommendation to the committee, which would need a 2/3 vote to overturn. A similar process is required in city-designated commercial revitalization districts.
There are currently eight historic districts designated by the city of Birmingham:
- Forest Park Historic District
- Roebuck Springs Historic District
- Avondale Park Historic District
- Highland Park Historic District
- Red Mountain Suburbs Historic District
- Wolfson, Hannah (February 7, 2007) "Residents meet resistance for historic designation". Birmingham News.