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Contact Information
Community Development
101 First Street SE
Cedar Rapids IA, 52401
Phone: 319-286-5041

Staff Liaison:

Adam Lindenlaub
a.lindenlaub@cedar-rapids.org

APPLICATIONS

Exterior Work Application
Historic Rehabilitation Program
Local Historic Landmark
Local Historic District

 

Historic Preservation Commission

The Cedar Rapids Historic Preservation Commission makes recommendations on National Register of Historic Places nominations and local historic district designation. With City Council approval, the Historic Preservation Commission initiates historic preservation studies designed to identify and preserve the City’s historic building resources. The Commission also reviews and approves applications for Certificates of Appropriateness in local historic districts and local historic landmarks. For more details about the historic preservation review process, please click here. 

Exterior Work Application
For properties within the city's two local districts and local landmarks, exterior projects need to complete an exterior work application. To have a project reviewed by our Historic Preservation Commission, applications must be completed and turned in to City staff the Wednesday prior to Historic Preservation Commission meetings

EXTERIOR WORK APPLICATION

Bever Woods Nomination To National Register
Upon completing the intensive survey, the area was determined to be eligible for the National Register due to it's significance in the development of Cedar Rapids and unique architectural characteristics. The City of Cedar Rapids was awarded a Certified Local Government Grant to complete the nomination. The nomination will be reviewed by the Historic Preservation Commission on September 8th, City Council September 13th, and the State Nomination Review Committee on October 14th. More information regarding the area and the significance of being on the National Register is included here. The complete nomination can be found below:
BEVER WOODS NOMINATION

Bever Woods  Intensive Survey 
In 2019-2020, an intensive historic survey was conducted of the Bever Woods neighborhoods. For more information on this project, including the draft survey report and a video of a presentation of the results, click below. 

BEVER WOODS INTENSIVE SURVEY 

Meetings
Regular meetings are held at 4:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. Please reference the schedule below for the exact meeting dates, conference room, and building location.  
2022 HPC Meeting Schedule

Meeting Date    Conference Room  
January 13 *City Services Center
Five Seasons Conference Room
500 15th Avenue SW
January 27 *City Services Center
Five Seasons Conference Room
500 15th Avenue SW
February 10
**Meeting Cancelled**
*City Services Center
Five Seasons Conference Room
500 15th Avenue SW
February 24 *City Services Center
Five Seasons Conference Room
500 15th Avenue SW
March 10 *City Services Center
Five Seasons Conference Room
500 15th Avenue SW
March 24 *City Services Center
Five Seasons Conference Room
500 15th Avenue SW

April 14

*City Services Center
Five Seasons Conference Room
500 15th Avenue SW
April 28 *City Services Center
Five Seasons Conference Room
500 15th Avenue SW
May 12  *City Services Center
Five Seasons Conference Room
500 15th Avenue SW
May 26  *City Services Center
Five Seasons Conference Room
500 15th Avenue SW
June 9  *City Services Center
Five Seasons Conference Room
500 15th Avenue SW
June 23 *City Services Center
Five Seasons Conference Room
500 15th Avenue SW
July 14 *City Services Center
Five Seasons Conference Room
500 15th Avenue SW
July 28 *City Services Center
Five Seasons Conference Room
500 15th Avenue SW
August 11 *City Services Center
Five Seasons Conference Room
500 15th Avenue SW
August 25 *City Services Center
Five Seasons Conference Room
500 15th Avenue SW
September 8 *City Services Center
Five Seasons Conference Room
500 15th Avenue SW
September 22 *City Services Center
Five Seasons Conference Room
500 15th Avenue SW
October 13 *City Services Center
Five Seasons Conference Room
500 15th Avenue SW
October 27 *City Services Center
Five Seasons Conference Room
500 15th Avenue SW
November 10 *City Services Center
Five Seasons Conference Room
500 15th Avenue SW
November 24
**No Meeting Thanksgiving**
*City Services Center
Five Seasons Conference Room
500 15th Avenue SW
December 8
*City Services Center
Five Seasons Conference Room
500 15th Avenue SW
December 22 *City Services Center
Five Seasons Conference Room
500 15th Avenue SW

AGENDA PACKETS AND MINUTES DOCUMENTS

Membership
The Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) is comprised of nine volunteers appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council for three year terms. Those interested in serving on the Commission may submit a completed City application, by following these steps.

Current Members:

  • Diana Pagan (2024) - Chair 
  • Ryan Russell (2023)
  • Jeff Meyers (2024)
  • Kim Schmidt (2024)
  • Sandra Smith (2023)
  • Gerard Estella (2023)
  • Charles Blades (2025)
  • Caitlin Hartman (2025)
  • Jacob Cournoyer (2025)

 Term expirations on June 30 of the year in parenthesis above.

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