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Chapter 18. General Zoning Ordinance

Sec. 18-140. Landmarks and Historical Preservation

It is a matter of public policy that the protection, enhancement, perpetuation and use of improvements of special character or special historical interest or value is a public benefit and is in the interest of health, prosperity, safety, and welfare of the people. The purpose of this article is to:

(1) Protect, enhance and perpetuate structures, sites and districts which represent or reflect the cultural, social, economic, political, engineering or architectural history of Marshfield, referred to in this article as "the City."

(2) Safeguard the City's historic and cultural heritage as embodied and reflected in its historic structures, sites and districts.

(3) Ensure that construction or alteration on or near historic structures, sites and districts will be in keeping with the historic character to be preserved.

(4) Strengthen the City's economy through incentives which stimulate historic preservation and serve as a support to business and industry.

(5) Foster civic pride in the beauty and accomplishments of the past.

(6) Promote the use of historic structures, sites and districts for the education, pleasure and welfare of Marshfield residents and visitors.