Historic Preservation Commission

Membership
Nine members are appointed by the City Council to three-year terms. One resident from each designated historic preservation district, including the districts hereinafter established; and four at large members. Each member shall possess qualifications evidencing expertise or interest in
  • Architecture
  • History
  • Archaeology
  • Law
  • Construction or building rehabilitation
  • City planning
  • Conservation in general
One commission member shall be a licensed architect.

In the event that a vacancy occurs in a seat which requires that the appointee be a resident of the district and for which there is no application from a qualified resident, the City Council shall appoint a 10th member. This appointment shall be temporary. Upon appointment of a qualified resident to the vacancy, the temporary appointment shall terminate.

Meetings
  • 5:30 p.m.
  • Third Thursday of each month
  • Historic Federal Building
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings.
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Minutes are available following approval.
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Purpose
  • To promote and conduct educational and interpretive programs on historic properties within its jurisdiction
  • To develop and adopt specific standards for review and design guidelines, in addition to those set forth in subsection 25-10(a) of the City Code, for the alteration of landmarks, landmark sites, individually designated historic properties, and property and structures within historic districts
  • To adopt its own bylaws
  • To identify, evaluate, register, manage, and protect significant prehistoric and historic archaeological sites
  • To conduct an ongoing survey to identify historically, archaeologically, and architecturally significant properties and structures; These areas must exemplify the cultural, social, economic, political, archaeological, or architectural history of the nation, state, or city
  • To research and recommend to the City Council the adoption of ordinances designating areas as having historic, architectural, archaeological, or cultural value as historic districts
  • To research and recommend to the City Council the adoption of ordinances designating properties or structures having historic, architectural, archaeological, or cultural value as landmarks or landmark sites
  • To research and recommend to the city council the adoption of ordinances designating properties as having historic, architectural, archaeological, or cultural value as Individually Designated Historic Properties
  • To maintain a register of all properties and structures which have been designated as landmarks, landmark sites, or historic districts, including all information required for each designation
  • To assist and encourage the nomination of landmarks, landmark sites, and historic districts to the National Register of Historic Places and review and comment at a public hearing on any National Register nomination submitted to the commission upon the request of the Mayor, City Council, or the State Bureau of Historic Preservation
  • To confer recognition upon the owners of landmarks, individually designated historic properties, or of property or structures within historic districts
  • To review in-progress or completed work to determine compliance with specific certificates of appropriateness or certificates of economic non-viability
  • To serve as an advisory design review body to the City Council for review of public works projects which have historic preservation implications in historic districts, individually designated historic properties, or for alteration of landmarks, landmark sites, or structures, that would result in a material change in appearance or be visible from the public way