West Ward

Map of Easton Pa highlighting the West Ward

Historic Conservation District proposed for the West Ward

Historic Conservation Districts (HCDs) are similar to National Register Historic Districts in that they are intended primarily to preserve the quality of life in neighborhoods by protecting historic buildings and affordable housing, promoting good design of new and existing structures, and encouraging adaptive reuse. But there is one important difference: HCDs are written and controlled entirely on the local level: red tape and construction requirements and construction costs are reduced compared to Federally-guided National Register districts, and standards are created by and for the people who will use them rather than Washington, DC.