History preservation plans in Greenville

By The Associated Press

GREENVILLE — The city of Greenville has approved plans for a Historic Preservation District.

The Delta Democrat Times reports that the district’s boundaries and ordinances differ from the National Register that will go before the Mississippi Department of Archives and History on Sept. 20.

An amendment includes a clause that gives downtown property owners freedom to make their own decisions by choosing to opt-out of the district.

However, those who decide to opt-out will not receive the benefits from being part of the district, such as tax credits.

Jerry Hafter, who owns more than 20 structures in the proposed district, had voiced objections to the district, but said he is satisfied now that it includes the opt-out clause.