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    Historic Preservation Commission (HPC)


    Protects and preserves the historic areas of the City; reviews requests for erection, reconstruction, alteration or demolition affecting any structure on the Historic Buildings Map or in a Historic District. 


    3rd Monday monthly
    4:00 p.m. 
    City Hall 2nd Floor Training Room
    900 Church Street


    NUMBER OF MEMBERS:  Seven (7) - one (1) architect or an architectural historian; one (1) owner/resident of property in a historic district that is defined as a neighborhood but excludes single-structure districts; two (2) meeting the Professional Standards Qualifications used by the National Park Service and published in the Code of Federal Regulations, 36 CFR Part 61.  No more than one appointee shall be engaged in buying and selling of or investment in real estate. All members shall have a demonstrated interest, competence and knowledge in historic preservation.

    Julie Arrington
    Advocate for Middle Rivermont
    Lower Rivermont
    Shanda Horner, Vice Chair
    Advocate for Daniel's Hill
    Michael J. Erquiaga
    Advocate for Garland Hill
    Emmett Lifsey (Architect)
    Advocate for Federal Hill and
    Upper Rivermont
    Jonathan Shipe
    Advocate for Pierce St
    Christopher McSwain, Chair
    Advocate for Diamond Hill
    Tracey Langseth
    Advocate for Courthouse Hill
    As of  07/01/2021

    Historic Preservation Commission Roster (pending update)

    Liaison: Eve Mergenthaler, Planner 1

    Community Development Department Director: Kent White

    Reference: Ordinance #O-86-130 adopted 6-10-86
                        City Code Sections 35.2-58 and 35.2-100.9 

    June appointment