Renovations and Restorations

Learn how to meet present-day needs while maintaining the charm and architectural integrity of your home.

Overlay Zoning

Maintenence Is Preservation
  • For homes in ONEN’s Historic Preservation Overlay Zone, exterior improvements from the public right of way which require a Regional Building permit also require prior review and approval from the City’s Historic Preservation Board.
  • The Old North End Neighborhood  organization is not an approving authority for requests for renovation or restoration of properties within ONEN boundaries.
  • If your property is located within the neighborhood’s two historic districts reflected in the map above, you may qualify for State Tax Credits.


Additional information about base zones, overlay districts in general, and Historic Preservation Overlay

In-depth information from the City of Colorado Springs website about Historic Preservation

Design Standards are used to help determine an approval for a “Report of Acceptability” from the City’s Historic Preservation Board.  (Please note: the City’s Historic Preservation Board evaluates design only.) These standards are informed by the North End Historic District Design Guidelines and are in conformance with the Secretary of the Interior Standards.

  • Storage sheds (also called accessory structures) that do not require a permit do not require review by the Historic Preservation Board.
  • Unless the opening of a window is enlarged or reduced in size or a window added where none existed before, window replacement does not require a permit.

For further information about Overlay Zoning, approval for a “Report of Acceptability” and administrative approvals: 

 City Contact for Historic Preservation is William Gray, Senior Planner, Land Use Review Division, Planning and Community Development. 

Phone:(719) 385-5090;


Tax Credits:   Property within either the Old North End or North Weber/Wahsatch National Register Historic districts may qualify for state tax credits for rehabilitation work performed.  The information needed to apply for these credits are outlined at History Colorado:  

Contact Joseph Saldibar at History Colorado’s Office of Preservation and Archaeology,

(303) 866-3741; for additional information.