Historic Preservation Commission
The Cedar Rapids Historic Preservation Commission makes recommendations on National Register of Historic Places nominations and local historic district designation. With City Council approval, the Historic Preservation Commission initiates historic preservation studies designed to identify and preserve the City’s historic building resources. The Commission also reviews and approves applications for Certificates of Appropriateness in local historic districts and local historic landmarks.
Regular meetings are held at the City Services Center, 500 15th Avenue SW, at 4:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month. The Commission also meets on the 4th Thursday of the month, when necessary.
PROJECT SUBMITTAL SCHEDULE
AGENDA PACKETS AND MINUTES DOCUMENTS
On July 1, 2017, the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) will be comprised of up to nine volunteers appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council for three year terms. Those interested in serving on the Commission may submit a completed City application, by following these steps.
- BJ Hobart (2018)
- Todd McNall (2019) - Vice Chair
- Amanda McKnight-Grafton (2018)
- Ronald Mussman (2019)
- Tim Oberbroeckling (2018)
- Mark Stoffer Hunter (2019) - Chair
- Heather Sundermann (2020)
- Barbara Westercamp (2018)
Term expirations on June 30 of the year in parenthesis above.
- Historic Preservation Program (resources for property owners and guidelines for home repairs)
- Historic Preservation Plan
- Guidelines for Cedar Rapids Historic Districts
- Chapter 18 - Historic Preservation of the Municipal Code
- Apply to become a Local Historic Landmark
- Apply to become a Local Historic District (multiple properties)