The preservation of historic areas can help a city stabilize and improve property values and foster civic beauty and community pride. While each building may not be individually worthy of landmark status in our District, collectively they highlight the historic, architectural, scenic, and cultural significance of Rome. In the late 1960’s, special ordinances were developed to preserve the “ambiance” of the past and protect your investment well into the future. These ordinances require that any exterior alteration, addition, or demolition, involving a building in the Historic and Scenic Preservation District, is required be reviewed by the Department of Planning and Community Development - prior to the start of a project.
Working together we can safeguard the heritage of the city by preserving neighborhoods that reflect diverse elements of our history and character.