The Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) was created in 2019. The purpose of the HPC is to provide for the protection, enhancement, perpetuation and use of areas having a special historical, cultural, or aesthetic interest or value in order to promote
the health, prosperity, and general welfare of the people. The preservation of this heritage is of basic and vital importance for the development and maintenance of the community's vacation-travel industry, its tourism, its culture, and for the protection
of property values because of their association with history.
Their primary focus is to review and issue Certificates of Appropriateness within select Local Historic and Conservation Districts, including: Victorian, Streetcar (formerly Mid-City), Cuyler-Brownville, Parkside, Ardmore, Ardsley Park-Chatham Crescent, and Historic Carver Village/Flatman Village.
The HPC is composed of nine (9) volunteer city residents who are appointed by the Mayor and Aldermen.
The HPC meets the fourth Wednesday of every month at 3:00 pm in the Arthur A. Mendonsa Hearing Room at 112 E State St. The meetings are open and the public is welcome to attend and comment.