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Landmark Preservation Commission

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Download Agenda Download Summary Agenda Wednesday February 25, 2015
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Download Agenda Download Summary Agenda Wednesday January 14, 2015
Download Agenda Download Summary Agenda Wednesday December 10, 2014
Download Agenda Download Summary Agenda Wednesday November 12, 2014

The Commission shall perform all duties relating to preservation of historic landmarks as set out in Chapter 14, including the designation of sites, structures, objects or districts as landmarks and the review and approval or rejection of plans for the construction, alteration, demolition or relocation of any such site, structure, object or district. Decisions of the Commission are final unless appealed to the City Council.

The Commission shall also perform the following additional functions:

  1. To promote awareness and understanding of, and appreciation for, the value of historic resource preservation in contributing to the quality of life in the City, and actively encourage property owners to voluntarily designate their properties as historic landmarks;
  2. To advise the City Council and City staff with regard to the identification and evaluation of historic resources within the Growth Management Area and provide information regarding the significance of the resources, the nature and degree of threat to their preservation, and methods for their protection;
  3. To advise the City Council and City staff with regard to appropriate policies, incentives and regulations for encouraging and/or requiring preservation and rehabilitation of historic resources;
  4. To coordinate with the various other City boards, commissions and City staff members whose actions may affect the preservation of historic resources in the community;
  5. To establish a committee of its members to provide advice and, if required under Section 2.10.2(H) of the Land Use Code, written recommendations to the owners of eligible historic properties, and of properties located near eligible historic properties, regarding historically appropriate design and site planning for additions, alterations, and new construction in the City; provided, however, that any members of such committee who provide such advice or recommendations to property owners under this provision shall refrain from participating in any subsequent decisions of the Commission related to such properties;
  6. To perform such other duties and functions as may be provided by the City Council by ordinance or resolution.

Regular Meeting Schedule:

Hearings 2nd Wednesday of each month
5:30 p.m.
City Council Chambers
300 LaPorte Avenue

Worksessions 4th Wednesday of each month
5:30 p.m.
Council Information Center (CIC)
300 LaPorte Avenue

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Recommended Qualifications:

In making appointments to the Commission, the City Council shall give due consideration to maintaining a balance of interests and skills in the composition of the Commission and to the individual qualifications of the candidates including but not limited to their training, experience, knowledge or interest in any one or more of the fields of architecture, architectural history, landscape architecture, structural engineering, general contracting, urban planning, history, archaeology or related disciplines, mortgage lending and commerce.

Time Commitment:

15-20 hours/month

Current Members: Interested in applying?

Council Liaison: Gino Campana

Term Expires:
December 31, 2015    Maren Thompson Bzdek and Kristin Gensmer
December 31, 2016    Alexandra Wallace and Belinda Zink
December 31, 2017    Doug Ernest, Dave Lingle and Ron Sladek,
December 31, 2018    Meg Dunn and Per Hogestad