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 (Chair)
Richard Dana
Leetta Douglas
Steven George
Michael Justin
Teresa Kimker (Vice Chair)
William Lightner
Robert Lubke
Stuart MacDonald
Paul Nelson
Joseph H. Peroutka
Casie L. Radford (Secretary)
David Wagner

HPC Member Contact Information

Adopted HPC Policy and Procedures

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

2019 HPC Guidelines Discussion Topics

Date Agenda Packets Final Minutes
August 12, 2019 8/12/19 V. Old Business
A. Merriam Park Draft Report
B. 2019 Workplan update
     1. Chapter 74
VI. New Business
A. Porches/decks guideline discussion
August 26, 2019 8/26/19

Meeting Cancelled

September 9, 2019 9/9/19

V. New Business
A. 1179 7th St E
B. Green Conservation of Cultural Heritage Conference Proposal
C. Guideline discussion - Lighting

September 23, 2019 9/23/19 V. Public Hearing
A. 282 Sixth St E
B. 1753 Summit Avenue
October 7, 2019 10/7/19

V. Public Hearing
A. 1753 Summit Avenue
VI. New Business
A. Guideline discussion - Masonry
B. 2019 Year End (Fiscal) Report

October 21, 2019 10/21/19 V. Public Hearing
A. 1906 Summit Avenue
November 4, 2019 11/4/19 Meeting Cancelled  
November 18, 2019 11/18/19 V. New Business
A. FTA Section 106 Review
B. SPFD Engine Houses 1869-1930 Historic Content
C. Guideline Discussion - Site Work / Landscaping