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Local Historic District Final Reports
The Historic Designation Advisory Board produces a final report for each proposed local historic district under study. Once a historic district is designated, the final reports continue to be valuable sources of information and include the historic significance and architectural description of each district. (For a map of all local historic districts, please click here).
Each historic district is enacted by an ordinance defining the legal boundaries and elements of design. This information can be requested from the City Clerk or found online here.
Please note that final reports were not produced for historic districts established prior to 1976. These include West Canfield, Orchestra Hall, Indian Village, St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Detroit Cornice & Slate Building, and Boston-Edison.
Once designated, all work conducted within a historic district (construction, alteration, demolition, site prep, etc.) requires review and approval by the Historic District Commission.