The historic preservation goal of this code shall be to minimize damage to and loss of historic structures, their unique characteristics and their contents as follows:
1 Maintain and preserve original space configurations of historic buildings.
2. Minimize alteration, destruction or loss of historic fabric or design.
1. Preservation of the original qualities or character of a building, structure, site or environment shall be encouraged.
2. Removal or alteration of any historic material or distinctive architectural features shall be minimized.
3. Distinctive stylistic features or examples of skilled craftsmanship that characterize a building, structure or site shall be treated with sensitivity.
4. A compatible use for a property that requires minimal alteration of the building, structure or site and its environment shall be encouraged.
5. New additions or alterations shall be designed and constructed in such a manner that if such additions or alterations were to be removed in the future, the essential form and integrity of the structure would be unimpaired to the greatest degree possible.
6. Repairs, alterations, restorations, changes of occupancy, additions and relocations shall be guided by the recommended approaches in rehabilitation set forth in the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings (Appendix B).