Walnut Historic District Development
The purpose of the Historic District is:
to preserve and promote the natural beauty and distinctively quaint and romantic character, including the historical aspects, of the Walnut Historic District, which is so intimately connected with the history and life of Walnut;
to maintain the charm, atmosphere and the promotion of an integrated shopping, living, entertainment, and recreation area for visitors and the residents of the community;
to promote the public welfare and advance the preservation of property values and the resulting benefits to the economy of the City flowing from the promotion and maintenance of Walnut as a leading attraction for tourists; and
to preserve and promote the quality of life for the citizens of Walnut.
Whenever any building in the Walnut Historic District is constructed, repaired, altered, modified, painted or repainted, the work shall be done in a manner conforming to and in sympathy with the Antique City Theme, using materials that are in keeping with the original building architecture. Whenever application is made for a building permit to construct, alter, modify or repair any building within the Walnut Historic District, the Zoning Administrator is to refer the application to the Community Development Committee for its recommendations. The Committee will review the proposed plans and specifications, so far as they relate to the proposed appearance, colors, texture, materials and architectural design of the exterior. The Committee will report to the Zoning Administrator its recommendations, including any changes.
The Community Development Committee is an advisory committee consisting of five members appointed by the City Council. Four of the members are to be selected from the property owners of the Historic District, and one member is to be selected from the property owners of the community at large. They are appointed for a term of three years and eligible for reappointment for a consecutive three year term.
Community Development Committee Members
Appointed by the City Council on September 3, 2015 for a term of three years:
"Walnut Historic District" means:
Antique City Drive from Pearl Street north through 310 Antique City Drive on the west side and
303 Antique City Drive on the east side;
Pearl Street from 503 through 611 on the south side and
from 508 through 610 on the north side;
and Highland Street from the alley west of Antique City Drive to Walnut Street on the south side,
and the alley west of Antique City Drive through 610 on the north side.