ABOUT THE COMMISSION:
The Historic Preservation Commission is composed of seven volunteer members, of which a majority must be residents of the City consisting of one member of Council and six members selected, to the extent possible, from the following professional backgrounds to 3-year terms:

•A professional historic preservationist or a historian
•An architect
•A real estate agent or a developer
•A Historic District property owner

MEMBERS:
Joe Coleman
(Preservationist), term ends December 31, 2018
Address:
67 West Lincoln Avenue

Erinn Nicley, (Citizen Appointee), term ends December 31, 2019
Address: 409 North Franklin Street
Phone: 740-816-9317

Stephanie VanGundy, (Real Estate), term ends December 31, 2019
Address: 79 N. Washington Street
Phone: 740-816-1031

Sherry Riviera (Preservationist), term ends December 31, 2018
Address:
24 Montrose Avenue
Phone:
740-369-6103

Mark Hatten (Property owner), term ends December 31, 2019
Address: 277 North Franklin Street
Phone:
740-362-3782

Roger Koch
(Architect), term ends December 31, 2017
Address:
125 North Liberty Street
Phone:
740-595-3350

Kyle Rohrer, City Council Representative
Address: 28 Forest Ave
Phone:
740-816-3786

ARCHITECTURAL STANDARDS:
Architectural standards protect and enhance the overall value of property by encouraging the preservation of the character of historic structures and by requiring new construction to be compatible within the District. City staff and the Historic Preservation Commission implement the standards by reviewing all proposed exterior work and new construction within the Downtown Historic District. The review process has historical, aesthetic, and economic benefits to both the property owner and the community.

To review the City of Delaware’s architectural standards guide, please click here.

APPLICATIONS:
Prior to making any changes to any property or structure, including changing or expanding the use, please contact a member of the Planning staff to discuss your proposal. An application is required to be submitted and reviewed by the Historic Preservation Commission before any permits authorizing the change can be issued. Failure to obtain the proper approvals prior to construction can result in significant delays, costs, and alterations.

The Historic Preservation Commission meets the 4th Wednesday of every month at 7 PM in City Hall.
2017 Meeting Schedule

Agendas & Motion Summaries
Historic Preservation Committee Minutes are available upon acceptance by City Council.
2017
2016
2015

 

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