Historic Preservation Board


Fourth Thursday of each month
6:00 p.m.
Lower Level Council Chambers
57 E. First Street
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Board Members:

  • Jim Taylor, Chair
  • Wendy Mack-Allred, Vice Chair
  • Bernard Dawson
  • Dane Astle
  • Janice Gennevois
  • Laura Schaffer-Metcalfe
  • Vacant, Board Member


The Historic Preservation Board (HPB) is a seven-member citizen advisory committee that makes recommendations to the Downtown Development Committee, the Planning & Zoning Board, the Board of Adjustments, the Zoning Administrator and City Council. The HPB oversees historic preservation on a citywide basis. The HPB is responsible for hearing citizen comments and making recommendations on historic preservation zoning overlays for historic districts and historic landmarks (including archeological sites), as well as requests for demolition, newdevelopment within established historic districts, hear and decide appeals regarding proposeddevelopment, renovation, alterations, or additions to buildings or structures designated as historic. The HPB establishes and maintains the Mesa Historic Property Register and conducts studies for assessing the potential of buildings, structures, or areas for designation as historic sites or districts. The HPB also makes recommendations to the City Council regarding public policydevelopment for the preservation of historic resources through the City.


As part of each meeting agenda, action may be taken on: historic zoning overlay matters, special use permits, design review cases regarding additions, changes or modifications to historic resources, historic preservation survey projects, applications for historic designation, and other matters affecting established historic resources.


During meetings, citizens may address the HPB on items pertaining to the agenda.


Minutes of past HPB meetings are available by calling the Historic Preservation Office. The preliminary agenda of the HPB meeting is posted in front of the City Council Chambers approximately four days before a HPB meeting.


For more information, please call the Historic Preservation Office at (480) 644-4273.