Preparing an application
Community Planning & Economic Development (CPED) oversees heritage preservation and historic districts in the city.
CPED staff reviews all changes to historic designated properties.
- Review is commonly limited to exterior changes to a property.
- In some cases, the interior of a property is designated as historic and also requires a review.
- CPED staff can approve small projects with minor alterations to a property.
- For larger projects that include major changes, CPED staff conducts a review and presents their recommendations to the Heritage Preservation Commission.
To determine what application you need to complete, please contact CPED staff.
Public notice means letting the public know about certain types of legal proceedings. The City publishes notices in its official paper, Finance & Commerce.
Also, we send notices to neighbors of the application 21 days before the public hearing.
At the public hearing, the commission might discuss your application or passed it under consent. Here's how they differ:
If your application is denied, you have 10 days after the Heritage Preservation Commission meeting to appeal.
City Council will consider your appeal at its Business, Inspections, Housing & Zoning Committee.