Heritage Preservation Commission


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 preRiservation 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.


Barbara Bezat (Vice Chair)
Richard Dana
Robert Ferguson (Secretary)
Matt Hill
Michael Justin (Chair)
Teresa Kimker
William Lightner
Amy Meller
Joseph H. Peroutka
Casie L. Radford
David Riehle
Steve Trimble
David Wagner

HPC Member Contact Information


The HPC generally meets at 5 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of every month in the City Hall basement. The HPC is staffed by Christine Boulware, and Allison Suhan.

2017 HPC Calendar

Date Agenda Minutes Packets
January 12, 2017 1/12/17 1/12/17  
January 26, 2017 1/26/17 1/26/17 V. A. 215 Old Sixth Street West
V. B. 345 Cedar Street
V. C. St. Paul Minneapolis and Manitoba Railway Shops Historic District
February 9, 2017 2/9/17 2/9/17 V. A. 248 Seventh Street East
February 23, 2017 2/23/17 2/23/17 V. A. 190 Fifth Street East
VI. A. Smith Avenue/Trunk Highway 149 Improvements
March 9, 2017 3/9/17 3/9/17 V. A. 617 Laurel Avenue
V. B. 531 Dayton Avenue
VII. A. Capital City Bikeway
March 23, 2017 3/23/17 3/23/17 IV. A. 1516 Summit Avenue
IV. B. 539 Holly Avenue
V. A.  Revisions to the Saint Paul Bicycle Plan
VI. A. River Balcony Master Plan
VI. B. Central Station Block Design Guidelines

2016 Heritage Preservation Commission Meetings
2015 Heritage Preservation Commission Meetings
2014 Heritage Preservation Commission Meetings

Heritage Preservation Commission Permit Statistics

2016 Permit Statistics

2015 Permit Statistics
2014 Permit Statistics
2013 Permit Statistics