Preservation New Jersey

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Resources > Information for Local Preservation Commissions

PNJ Toolkit Brief: What is a Historic Preservation Commission? [PDF]

National Alliance of Preservation Commissions

The NAPC is the only organization devoted solely to representing the nation's preservation design review commissions. NAPC provides technical support and manages an information network to help local commissions accomplish their preservation objectives. The Alliance also serves as an advocate at federal, state and local levels of government to promote policies and programs that support preservation commission efforts.

The Alliance's commission-related web articles include: "New TDR Law Creates Preservation Protection Opportunity;" "Reaching Out to Realtors, or, How to Get Them to Tell Clients They're in the Historic District;" "Small Town Preservation: Big Challenges and Creative Solutions," "Preservation Commissions Tackle Green Building Issues," and many more. See their website and become an NAPC member to access all of this information and more!


Sustainability and "Green"



Go to PNJ's Sustainability webpage

National Park Service's Cultural Resources Partnership Notes

"Local Preservation Reference Shelf" available online


Resources useful when reviewing Development Applications or Certificates of Appropriateness


The Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Treatment of Historic Properties 

Illustrated Guidelines
for the Standards

Bulletins on Interpreting the Standards

Preservation Briefs
provide illustrated guidance from the National Park Service on appropriately preserving, rehabilitating and restoring historic buildings

Tech Notes provide practical information on traditional practices and innovative techniques for successfully maintaining and preserving cultural resources.

"Working on the Past in Local Historic Districts,"
a publication from the National Parks Service

"Vinyl Siding: The Real Issue,"
a publication by the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation and the Connecticut Historical Commission

"Benefits of Residential Historic District Designation for Property Owners,"
an article by Jonathan Mabry, PhD., Historic Preservation Officer for the city of Tuscon, AZ

New Jersey municipal Historic Preservation Master Plan Elements

Red Bank Historic Preservation Master Plan Element

Hopewell Twsp. Historic Preservation Master Plan Element



CAMP PowerPoint Presentations - November 2009

Legal Basis


Secretary's Standards for Rehabilitation


CAMP Powerpoint Presentations - April 2011

Meet Your Fellow Campers and the Call of the Wild: Introduction

Legal Basics and New Jersey Law

The Customer Friendly Commission

Know the Campground - Standards and Guidelines Design Review

From Paper to Practice

Conservation (Sustainability)

New Jersey sample Preservation Ordinances

Hopewell Twsp Preservation Ordinance  --  Regulatory

West Orange Preservation Ordinance -- Regulatory

Newton Preservation Ordinance --  Advisory

Beach Haven Preservaiton Ordinance -- Regulatory

Paterson Historic Preservation Ordinance -- Regulatory


Economic Impact Studies

New York City:  The Impact of Historic Districts on Residential Property Values

Tuscon, Arizona: Benefits of Residential Historic District Designation for Property Owners