The Heritage Preservation Commission (HPC) serves as an advisory body to the Mayor and the City Council on municipal heritage preservation matters. It was created by city ordinance in 1976 to protect and promote the heritage of the City of Saint Paul.

The Commission consists of thirteen voting members who are residents of Saint Paul and are appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the City Council. One of the members is a representative of the Ramsey County Historical Society and at present three of the members are professionally registered architects.

The City of Saint Paul is a Certified Local Government (CLG) in the national Historic Preservation Program. The City is certified as having a heritage preservation commission and program that meets federal and state standards. Saint Paul's status as a CLG confirms its commitment to support a qualified heritage preservation commission, maintain a system for the survey and inventory of historic properties, enforce appropriate state and local legislation for the designation and protection of historic properties, and provide for public participation in its preservation program.


Jeremiah Ellis
Steve George
Teresa Kimker
Mark Lindley
Stuart MacDonald, Architect
Ethan Osten
Lee Rink
Guy Williams, Architect

2024 Meetings

The Heritage Preservation Commission holds its regular meeting on Monday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. every two weeks in City Council Chambers in City Hall. Below you can find the agenda for future and past HPC meetings, along with documentation that was included with the Commissioners' packets that were sent one week prior to the meeting. This is not a full record of what occurred at the particular meeting. Please contact HPC staff if you have questions.

Notices for applications are published in the Pioneer Press at least 10 days prior to the public hearing. Notices can be searched by property address and viewed online.

2024 Heritage Preservation Commission Meeting Schedule

What to expect at a Heritage Preservation Commission meeting

Heritage Preservation Commission Documents

To access other documents, minutes, and packets, click the "Documents..." dropdown menu next to your meeting in the table below.

Last Edited: June 17, 2024