Officially, the Historical Buildings and Sites Commission (HBSC) meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month when there is business to attend to or a decision to make. For consideration of development review, the HBSC looks at these criteria:
Is the purpose of the Historic District being met?
Are the details of the proposed change compatible with the district?
What kind of affect will the proposed change have on the district?
What type of economic impact will the change have on the value of the historic district or structure?
Just as in a Planning Commission decision, official findings of fact must be signed and the minutes approved before a development permit can be issued.
The HBSC has the authority to issue land use decisions regarding alteration of structures, new construction and demolition within all locally designated historic districts, sites, and landmarks within the Urban Growth Boundary, which were designated by the Mayor's Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation on October 1, 1981.
Ward Warren, Chair
Virginia "Ginger" Ford
Joel King, Council Liaison
Donna Rupp, Staff Liaison
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.