New publication features information for commissions with limited resources for design review, in partnership with Middle Tennessee State University Center for Historic Preservation

Design Review with Limited Resources COVER

Virginia Beach, VA – The National Alliance of Preservation Commissions announces the release of Design Review With Limited Resources: How Local Commissions Can Gain the Resources of Professional Preservationists Without Hiring Full-Time Staff authored by Robin Zeigler, trainer liaison for NAPC’s Commission Assistance and Mentoring Program (CAMP®) and historic zoning administrator for the Metro Historic Zoning Commission in Nashville, TN. Produced in partnership with Middle Tennessee State University’s Center for Historic Preservation, the publication explores the variety of methods that commissions without professional preservation staff use to conduct design review.

Design Review with Limited Resources is available to download at no cost through the NAPC and the MTSU CHP websites. Hardcopies are being distributed to Certified Local Government coordinators in all 50 states.

“Many design review boards have the luxury of professional preservation staff to assist, but many more do not,” said Robin Ziegler, author. “This publication will inform communities that are working to preserve their historic resources through design review but, for whom the budget won’t allow full time paid professional staff.”

The guide came about after an educational session to brainstorm the future of staffless commissions at FORUM 2016, in Mobile, Alabama, NAPC’s biennial conference focused on the issues facing local historic preservation commissions that conduct design review. Zeigler will lead an update educational session on this topic at FORUM 2018 in Des Moines, Iowa, July 18-22, 2018.