Heritage Preservation

HPC Design Review Application HPC Meetings Maps of Saint Paul's Heritage Preservation Districts Historic Preservation Ordinance Updates

Celebrating Historic Preservation in Saint Paul!

Celebrate the Saint Paul Heritage Preservation Commission and learn about the history of the historic preservation in Saint Paul.


Historic Preservation Ordinance Updates

Originally written in 1976 (with text amendments in 1991 and 2008), the City of Saint Paul’s Heritage Preservation Ordinance (Chapter 73 of the City's Code of Ordinances) helped the community retain its historic character.  However, shortcomings have emerged and much has changed in the field of historic preservation since the original ordinance was adopted.  The Heritage Preservation Commission (HPC) formed an Ordinance Committee in 2003 and 2009,  both focused on community outreach and information gathering.  

Heritage preservation staff, along with the City Attorney's Office, worked to develop the committee’s findings into new ordinance language in January 2018.

Heritage Preservation Commission Public Hearing for Chapter 73 updates will be Thursday, May 24th 2018 at 5:00pm City Hall Conference Center Room 40, 15 Kellogg Boulevard West, Saint Paul, MN

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Context Studies

In 2001, the City of Saint Paul's Historic Resources Survey resulted in the development of six historic context studies. The context themes were chosen because they described aspects of Saint Paul's broadest patterns of development. The context studies are below: