The seven member Historic Preservation Board (HPB) serves to help retain and protect the character of the City's architectural past.
HPB's Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) review process can help guard against inappropriate new construction or exterior renovations in your neighborhood. By doing this, the visual historic nature of your district is assured and property values are enhanced. HPB can grant certain variances, within the historic context of the property, which allow additions and alterations to your nonconforming buildings and lots. These variances are permitted because your property is in an historic district or is listed individually in the Local Register of Historic Places.