Historic Structures Information

Historic Structures Proposed for Relocation or Demolition
Relocating a historic structure is a severe action and should be used only as the last option and only in order to prevent its demolition. Every attempt should be made to preserve the historic structure on its historic site. If this is not possible, it is preferable to move it to a site within its historic context, or a site with similar characteristics.

In the case where a structure cannot be relocated within its historic context, moving the building to the Preservation park may be considered. Each historic structure is unique, and its treatment should be considered carefully and evaluated on a case-by-case basis. The following considerations should be addressed prior to any relocation or demolition decision:
  • Is the structure of historic significance?
  • Have all alternatives to relocation and/or demolition been reasonably considered?
  • Are there other local examples of resources similar to the property?
  • Would demolition/relocation of the structure reduce the percentage of historic buildings in Parker's historic areas?
  • What is the physical condition of the structure?
  • Is there a commitment and funding to complete the relocation and subsequent rehabilitation of the building?
  • Is the proposed rehabilitation treatment appropriate for the building?
  • Will moving procedures protect the historic elements of the building?
Relocating Historic Structures from Parker Area to the Preservation park
Requests to relocate historic properties from within the Parker area will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, using the following criteria in addition to the considerations outlined above:
  • Does the structure fit into the overall vision for the park?
  • Is there an existing structure in the park which represents the same portion of Parker's history?
  • What is the structure's proposed purpose in the park?
  • Will the structure add to the public understanding of Parker's history presented within the park?
  • Is there adequate funding to support the property's addition to the park?
Accepting Historic Structures from Outside the Parker Area
Requests to relocate historic properties from beyond the Parker area will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, using the following criteria in addition to the considerations outlined above:
  • Are there any relocation options within the structure's original historic context?
  • Does the structure represent an important part of the history of the greater Parker community?
  • Does the structure have a physical tie to the larger historic Parker community?
  • Is there an existing structure in the park which represents the same portion of Parker's history?
  • What will the cost be to the Town?
Contact Us
For more information, please contact Mary Munekata, Staff Liaison at 303.805.3337 or via email.