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Re: Can a Historic Building be taken down by the property owner?

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Different jurisdictions have different rules on this.  You need to find out if the jurisdiction you are in and what rules they have in effect.  That said, if a case can be made that a hardship exists, most ordinances would have a hard time preventing demolition because, to do otherwise, could be considered a "taking" without just compensation.

Thus, the answer is to be aware of the jurisdiction's rules and seek legal advice from an experienced land use attorney on the particular facts involved.
Bill Cain, SE
Berkeley  CA

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