Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers, 809 Center Street, Santa Cruz, CA.
- Next Historic Preservation Commission meeting is scheduled for September 27, 2017 in the City Council Chambers
New Meeting Page Functionality
We are excited to offer our new meetings page functionality. Accessibility of all online Advisory Body agenda packets, minutes and audio files is now available from any Advisory Body webpage to enable easier public access to posted meeting information.
Should you have questions please contact City Clerk Administrator Bren Lehr at (831) 420-5038.
For Previous Historic Preservation Commission's:
The Historic Preservation Commission shall have power and be required to:
- Draft and recommend measures to implement the historic preservation plan, including an historic building plan and historic preservation ordinance, to the City Council;
- Perform such other administrative and advisory functions as may from time to time be delegated to the Commission by ordinance or resolution.
The Commission consists of seven members (see Meeting Information link below) appointed by the City Council. Members should have degrees or experience in architecture, history, archaeology, or planning.
Ryan Bane, Senior Planner
809 Center Street, Room 206
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Want to contact a Historic Planning Commissioner? Please send your request to the staff contact shown above.
- Commission Openings
- Meeting Information
- Historic Preservation Program Information
- Save Our History website information
OHP staff are often asked for information about the economic benefits of historic preservation. Although California has not yet funded the type of studies many other states have done and we lack the facts and analysis to put a dollar value on preservation in California, we can draw upon the wealth of studies and information available from other states and local jurisdictions.
The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation has compiled links to online studies on the economic impacts of historic preservation at www.achp.gov/economicstudies.html. The links to the studies fall into five categories:
- General Studies
- Statewide Studies
- Regional and Community Studies
- Impacts of Preservation Tax Credits
- Impacts of Historic Property and District Designation
Signup to receive email notices for future Historic Preservation Commission meetings; go to eNotifications page and check the Historic Preservation Commission box.