What's the difference between Contributing and Noncontributing?

Historic Preservation Staff has a survey that contains which structures are contributing and which structures are noncontributing.

Contributing buildings mean structures that "contribute" to the historic and architectural character of the Historic District and that fall within the period of significance. These are considered more significant historically and architecturally and should be rehabilitated following the specific guidelines for contributing structures. The regulations for alterations and additions to contributing buildings are firmer than those for noncontributing buildings.

Noncontributing buildings were deemed “noncontributing” to the historic and architectural character of the Historic District at the time they were surveyed, but some noncontributing buildings may now be considered historic. The regulations for alterations and additions to noncontributing buildings are more flexible than those for contributing buildings; however, regulations for historic, noncontributing structures may be considered more carefully.

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1. What projects need to go to the Historic Architectural Review Commission?
2. What is a Certificate of Appropriateness (COA)?
3. When is a Certificate of Appropriateness required?
4. What's the difference between Contributing and Noncontributing?
5. What does “Historic” mean?
6. I want to install something on my property that is not publicly visible. Do I need HARC?
7. Can I replace my windows?
8. Can I replace my metal shingles with v-crimp?
9. Can you elevate structures in the Historic District?
10. Can I build an addition onto my house?
11. Can I install solar panels?
12. Does HARC have jurisdiction of interiors?
13. Is Key West a Certified Local Government? What is a Certified Local Government?
14. I need to repoint my historic masonry or brick building. What is required?
15. Where do I get a plaque or star or marker?