The City of Guntersville enacted historic district legislation in 2009 establishing the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC). In 2014 the Northtown Historic District was created. The HPC is authorized to conduct design review within the historic district for commercial, residential and public properties. The HPC reviews proposed alterations or changes to existing buildings, proposals for new construction, and requests for demolition within the district.
Prior to initiating work, a property owner must first obtain a Certificate of Appropriateness (CoA) from the HPC. The Guntersville Design Guidelines Manual provides specific criteria to the property owners in the district.
Guntersville Historic Preservation Commission Guidelines
Map of the Northtown Historic District Historic Downtown Map
Historic Overlay & Design Review (brochure) Historic Overlay DIstrict and Design Review
Financial Incentives for Historic District (brochure) Financial Incentives Historic District