Historic Review Commission

The Historic Review Commission (HRC) protects and maintains historically and architecturally significant buildings and neighborhoods in the City. The HRC is comprised of seven members appointed by the Mayor which must include an architect, a preservationist, a realtor, a building inspector and a planner.

When a building is designated as an historic landmark, the HRC has jurisdiction over all proposed new construction, demolition and exterior work to the building. The review process begins only when an owner decides to do work to the exterior of their building. For more information on designating structures in your neighborhood as historic landmarks contact the HRC.


If you want to present your project to the Historic Review Committee, the applications and the plans have to be submitted to the Historic Preservation Planner two to three weeks ahead of the meeting date. See the HRC schedule on their website.