In 2019, Historic Wallingford announced a bid to pursue a National Register of Historic Places designation from the federal government. Two years later, the group has made significant progress toward that goal.
A listing in the National Register of Historic Places is largely an honorific title that doesn’t affect the ability of developers to demolish or build over existing properties. As Historic Wallingford notes on its website, “a National Register district does not affect an owner’s ability to remodel their property, but it could encourage more sensitive exterior revisions.”
“Nor can an historic district prevent demolitions, but it may
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