by Donny Mak
on Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 at 1:00am.
Congratulations on the decision to buy a home in the Riverside Avondale historic district of Jacksonville! You’ve made a great choice to live in such a diverse neighborhood.
At Bloom Realty, our agents are committed to offering you customized service, with the knowledge of what it means to live in a historic district. We stay up to date on neighborhood legislation, and make sure you are equipped with the information you need to know.
When looking for a REALTOR® for homes in the historic district, we suggest asking the following questions: • Are you familiar with the COA process? • How many homes have you sold in the historic district in the last 24 months? • How familiar are you with the parking situation in Riverside Avondale? • Are you familiar with zoning issues in Riverside Avondale? • What kind of exterior work needs to be done?
Common Terms in the Riverside Avondale Historic District
• COA: Certificate of Appropriateness; needed for any exterior work within the historic district. The COA process goes through the City of Jacksonville’s Historic Preservation Department.
• Contributing Structure: Any building or site that is integral to the historic district due to the time period it was built or because of representation of a significant architectural type, period, or method.
• Historic Overlay: A layer of local planning regulation that incorporates restrictions of underlying zoning for a given location, with the goal of preserving the historic character of the area.