Special Considerations

When using any of the tools described in this toolkit, there are at least three issues that deserve special attention: historic properties, contaminated properties, and the Municipal Home Rule Pilot Program. When working with historic properties and contaminated properties, there may be local, state, and federal regulations that affect how to proceed. However, there may also be grants and other incentives that support improvements to historic or contaminated properties. The Municipal Home Rule Pilot Program is discussed as an opportunity for communities to experiment with new tools to address dilapidated properties.