(Dublin, OH) The City of Dublin, along with the planning firm McBride Dale Clarion, received the Public Education and Awareness Award from the Ohio History Connection as part of their 2022 State Historic Preservation Office Awards.
Dublin was recognized for updates to the Historic District Code and Historic Design Guidelines. The Code and Guidelines were created to separate the Historic Dublin District from the Bridge Street District to preserve the original character and charm of the village’s town center. This work was based on two years of public input, including that of a dedicated task force. Through workshops and meetings, the project identified four distinct zoning districts to address the specific development character desired for each unique area. The City of Dublin’s Architectural Review Board and Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval for the new Code and Guidelines, and they were approved by City Council in early 2021.
“Dublin has a vibrant history and an exciting future. Ensuring that our Historic Dublin area is preserved and celebrated, alongside the fast-growing Bridge Park District, allows the City to honor our history while being innovative about our future,” says City of Dublin Director of Planning Jenny Rauch.
The State Historic Preservation Office Awards have been presented since 1983 to recognize notable contributions to historic preservation in Ohio. The awards are presented in two categories: Public Education and Awareness and Preservation Merit.
The Public Education and Awareness Award is for increasing interest in historic preservation. Eligible activities include, but are not limited to, media, newsletters, publications, interpretation, original research, educational programs and special events that have substantially increased public understanding and awareness of historic preservation at the local, regional or state level.
About the City of Dublin, Ohio, USA
Dublin is a city of nearly 50,000 residents located just northwest of Columbus, Ohio. It offers residents and corporate citizens responsive services, attractive housing options, superior public education, direct regional highway access, abundant park space, thoughtful and strategic planning, innovative ideas and technology and a dynamic community life. Dublin is ranked the number one small city in Ohio and is consistently named one of the safest cities in the nation. It is home to more than 20 corporate headquarters, an entrepreneurial center, 4,300+ businesses, world-class events and the urban, walkable Bridge Street District. For more information, visit DublinOhioUSA.gov or call 614.410.4400.
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