The Old West Side Historic District was listed in the National Register in 1972, and was the first neighborhood listed soley for its environmental character. A study committee was appointed in 1974 to determine specific regulations for maintaining its character. The first ordinance was adopted in 1978.
In 1989, a new study committee was appointed to examine ways to improve the ordinance. Revisions to the ordinance were adopted in October, 1990.
Current regulations in the Old West Side Historic District follow those described in Chapter 103 of Title VIII of the Code of the City of Ann Arbor.
In 2011, a re-survey of the Old West Side was conducted. Further information and survey cards can be found here: Old West Side 2011 Survey (pdf)
Last updated: January 22, 2014