Heritage Preservation Commission

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update

Special Notice: The City of Saint Paul has determined that it is not practical nor prudent for the Heritage Preservation Commission (HPC) to meet in-person due to the COVID-19 health pandemic. All future meetings of the HPC will be conducted via Skype by telephone or computer, until this crisis has past.

It is also not feasible for members of the public to attend meetings at its regular location due to the health pandemic and emergency. Accordingly, NO meeting will be held in Council Chambers at 15 W. Kellogg Boulevard in the City of Saint Paul.
Skype numbers and ID will be provided on our website one (1) week prior to the meeting

July 13, 2020, HPC meeting Skype number and Meeting ID -  Meeting has been cancelled
July 27, 2020, HPC meeting
Skype number and Meeting ID -  Meeting has been cancelled

Members of the public may monitor this meeting remotely. Public comment materials can be submitted to George Gause at george.gause@stpaul.gov up to two (2) hours prior to the start of the meeting and will be provided to the Heritage Preservation Commission.
For more information on the City's response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), visit stpaul.gov/coronavirus.


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

2020 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

2020 Heritage Preservation Commission Meetings

Date Agenda Packet Information Minutes
July 27, 2020   Meeting Cancelled  
July 13, 2020   Meeting Cancelled  
June 29, 2020   Meeting Cancelled  
June 15, 2020   Meeting Cancelled  
June 1, 2020  


Meeting Cancelled

May 18, 2020 5/18/20 V. Public Hearings
A. 2383 University Ave.
B. 15 Kellogg Blvd. W. Cohen Memorial Plaza
May 4, 2020   Meeting Cancelled  
APRIL 20, 2020 4/20/20 III. New Business
A. Suspension of courtesy postcard property owner notices
B. Online/Virtual Meeting Policy and Procedure
VI. Public Hearings
A. 536 Holly
updated site plan
draft resolution
B. 962 Summit
C. 201 Fourth St
draft resolution
D. 1498 Summit
E. 594 Selby/156 Dale St  - updated 4/17/20
VII. Gold Line Bus Rapid Transit Phase 1
Gold Line Phase 1 Survey
Supplemental Phase 1 Survey of Areas 41 and 116
Giesen Hauser House
APRIL 6, 2020 Meeting Postponed  


Special Notice: As the City of Saint Paul continues to respond to the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, in alignment with guidance from public health officials, the Heritage Preservation Commission’s regularly scheduled meeting for Monday, April 6, 2020 has been postponed. 

The Commission intends to meet at its next-scheduled meeting of April 20, 2020 if quorum is available. 

In light of the COVID-19 health pandemic, it is not feasible for any member of Heritage Preservation Commission (HPC) or the public to be present at the regular location, (City Hall is currently closed).  Members of the Commission will attend this meeting via Skype by telephone or other electronic means. 

Skype call-in numbers and meeting process will be available on the Commission website along with the meeting agenda a minimum of one week prior to the meeting. 

March 23


V. Pre-Application
A. 594 Selby/156 Dale
VI. Public Hearing
A. 960 Portland
VII. New Business
A. United States Bedding Company
March 9, 2020 3/9/20 V. Public Hearing
A. 156 Dale Street
VI. Pre-Application
A. 594 Selby / 156 Street
March 9, 2020
February 24, 2020


IV. Minutes
A. February 10, 2020
V. Pre-Application
A. 962 Summit Ave
B. 960 Portland Ave
C. 594 Selby Ave - WITHDRAWN
VI. Public Hearing
A. 289 5th Street E
B. 928 West 7th Street
VII. New Business
Education & Outreach Committee Update - Heritage Preservation Week
February 24, 2020
February 10, 2020 2/20/20

IV. Minutes
A. January 27, 2020
V. Pre-Application
A.  542 Portland Avenue
B. 2383 University Avenue
VI. Public Hearing
A. 466 Iglehart Staff Report & draft resolution
     466 Iglehart Construction Plans
VII. New Business
A. CLG Review National Register Nomination - Hope Engine Co. #3
     HPC consulting party Hope Engine Company
B. 2020 HP Staff Workplan
VIII. Old Business
A. Gold Line BRT update

February 10, 2020
January 27, 2020 1/27/20 IV. Minutes
A. 1/13/20
V. Old Business
A. Merriam Park Intensive Level Historic  Resources Survey
B. Architecture - History Studies for the Allianz Field Development
Allianz Report
Appendix C: Phase 1 Survey Properties
* Review of National Register Nomination for Hope Engine Company #3 at February 10 meeting
January 27, 2020
January 13, 2020 1/13/20

V. Pre-Application
A. 466 Iglehart
B. 536 Holly
C. 289 5th Street E.
VI. New Business
A. Nomination & Election of Officers for 2020