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Historic Preservation Ordinance
The purpose of this ordinance is to promote the educational, cultural, and economic welfare of the public of the City by preserving and protecting historic structures, sites, monuments, streets, and neighborhoods, which serve as visible reminders of the history and cultural heritage of the City.

Furthermore, it is the purpose of this Ordinance to strengthen the economy of the City by stabilizing and improving property values in historic areas and to encourage new buildings and developments that will be harmonious with the existing historic buildings and neighborhoods.
 
This purposed is fulfilled through the establishment of the Geneva Historic District, the Historic Preservation Committee (advisory), review procedures and review standards. 

Historic Preservation Ordinance