Historic Preservation Commission


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The Historic Preservation Commission consists of 5 members, appointed by the Mayor.  The commission was established to preserve, promote, encourage and support the maintenance, use and reuse of historic buildings in the city.  The purpose of the commission is to foster civic beauty, stabilize and increase property values, strengthen the local economy, maintain and enhance the distinctive character, safeguard the city’s heritage, and facilitate reinvestment and revitalization through historic preservation.

PROPOSED Chapter 158 Historic Preservation and Architectural Code

Letter to City Council Requesting Adoption of Chapter 158, with amendments to Chapters 30, 32, 35, 38, 150 and 152 Transmittal Letter to City Council

PowerPoint Presentation to City Council on November 2, 2020 – by HPC members John Sampen and Les Barber PowerPoint for Council

Proposed Process of Designation – Diagram Diagram of local designation process

Draft Ordinance

Frequently Asked Questions Frequently Asked Questions of Proposed Ordinance


Presentation by State Historic Preservation Office – Nathan Bevil, Community Planning & Preservation Manager – Historic Preservation Office Presentation Slide Show – 06-28-19


Preserve America is a federal initiative that encourages and supports community efforts to preserve and enjoy our priceless cultural and natural heritage. The goals of the program include a greater shared knowledge about the nation’s past, strengthened regional identities and local pride, increased local participation in preserving the country’s cultural and natural heritage assets, and support for the economic vitality of our communities.


The Historic Preservation Commission meetings are held in the Administrative Services Building, 304 North Church Street.  To confirm meeting schedule call the Planning Department Office at 419-354-6218.