A basic question of historic preservation is understanding what defines a "historic site". Tomorrow, KEDM's Policy and a Pint will look at the process of determining such site across the twin cities.
According to Cookie Cookston, a panelist in the policy discussion, a building's age is the primary factor. "The main requirement is its age. Anything approximately 50 years old or older, falls under a historic-type building," said Cookston.
Other considerations include what ties the building has in a community's history, or a structure's unique character or design.