What's the difference between Contributing and Noncontributing?

Contributing buildings mean structures that "contribute" to the Historic District, historically and architecturally. These are considered more significant historically and architecturally and should be rehabilitated more carefully than noncontributing structures. The regulations for contributing buildings are typically stronger and more stringent than noncontributing buildings. Staff has a survey that contains which structures are contributing and which structures are noncontributing.

Noncontributing buildings may be considered historic, and therefore have stricter regulations compared to non-historic buildings.

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1. What projects need HARC Commission review?
2. What is a Certificate of Appropriateness (COA)?
3. When is a Certificate of Appropriateness required?
4. What's the difference between Contributing and Noncontributing?
5. What does “Historic” mean?
6. I want to install something on my property that is not publicly visible. Do I need HARC?
7. Can I replace my windows?
8. Can I replace my metal shingles with v-crimp?
9. Can you elevate structures in the Historic District?
10. Can I build an addition onto my house?
11. Can I install solar panels?
12. Does HARC have jurisdiction of interiors?
13. Is Key West a Certified Local Government? What is a Certified Local Government?
14. I need to repoint my historic masonry or brick building. What is required?
15. Where do I get a plaque or star or marker?