DENVER (April 26, 2016) – On April 11, 2016, the City of Woodland Park became a Certified Local Government (CLG) under the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. Woodland Park will use its status as a CLG to designate and protect historic properties, maintain a qualified historic preservation review commission composed of professional and lay members, and maintain a system for the survey and inventory of historic properties. As a CLG, Woodland Park will also provide for public participation in the historic preservation program, including nominations to the National Register of Historic Places.
This certification also makes Woodland Park eligible for grants provided by a combination of funds from the National Park Service and the History Colorado State Historical Fund. Properties designated by CLGs also become eligible for the Colorado Historic Preservation Income Tax Credit through the History Colorado Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation.
The City of Woodland Park passed its historic preservation ordinance in 1994 and has spent over twenty years identifying and preserving its cultural resources. Five years after designating the first landmarks as a City Council, a historic preservation commission was appointed in 1999. Since then, the commission designated eight properties as landmarks.
Woodland Park's preservation efforts are now recognized not only statewide in Colorado, but across the nation, and are an example of how Colorado’s communities can take an active and meaningful role in preserving their historic and cultural resources.
History Colorado's mission is to inspire generations to find wonder and meaning in our past and to engage in creating a better Colorado. We serve as the state's memory, preserving the places, stories, and material culture of Colorado through our museums, educational programs, historic preservation grants, research library, collections, and outreach to Colorado communities. Find History Colorado on all major social media platforms. Visit HistoryColorado.org or call (303) HISTORY for more information.
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