The Cape Charles Planning Commission accepted changes to the Historic District Review Board process that essentially gives ownership of the Historic District Guidelines to Town Council.
The process is being changed to a two-phase approach, similar to the Harbor Development Certificate.
The new process will have an initial meeting followed by a Town Council meeting where staff provides a summary report. HDRB would have their second meeting to review any additional information and provide their recommendation to Town Council for a decision at the next Council meeting. Preliminary plans and all specifics could be discussed and any requested information could be provided at the second meetings. Council would then vote to accept the changes or not.
The process flow will be:
1. HDRB recommendations
2. Planning commission review and public meeting and recommendation
3.Town Council review, public meeting and final adoption
4. Written into the ordinance