Officials approve ordinance to make part of Beach Haven a historic district

Beach Haven officials approved an ordinance Monday that designates part of the borough a historic district.

The ordinance creates a historic district between Pearl and Third streets. It also requires homeowners in that area to get permission from the Historic District Commission when they want to make major changes to or tear down their houses.

Most residents support the ordinance and say it will help preserve the town's character. Other residents say it is unfair to put restrictions on their homes. They feel there are other ways to preserve the character of Beach Haven.

The ordinance will take effect at the end of August and is only temporary. Both supporters and non-supporters of the proposal will work with town leaders to work out a compromise they hope will preserve the town, while protecting property rights.

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