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 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.


Barbara Bezat (Vice Chair)
Richard Dana
Leetta Douglas
Robert Ferguson (Secretary)
Steven George
Michael Justin (Chair)
Teresa Kimker
William Lightner
Stuart MacDonald
Joseph H. Peroutka
Casie L. Radford
Steve Trimble
David Wagner

HPC Member Contact Information

2019 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 staff if you have questions askHPC@ci.stpaul.mn.us

2019 Heritage Preservation Commission Meetings

Date Agenda Packets Minutes
January 14, 2019 1/14/19

IV. Pre-Application Review
A. 2250 - 2264 University & 731 Hampden Avenue
V. Public Hearing/Permit Review
A. St Andrew's Church Designation 

January 28, 2019 1/28/19

V. National Historic Preservation Act Section 106 Consultation
A. 225 Western Avenue
VI. Old Business
A. HPC Bylaws Update
VII. Policy & Procedure
A. Policy #17-004: Public Testimony to the HPC revision
VIII. Announcements
A. Guidelines Discussion - New Construction on 2/11/19
B. Historic Hill listening session results
IX. Elections
A. Committee Nominations and Vote



2018 Heritage Preservation Commission Meetings