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.

2018 Heritage Preservation Commission Meetings

2019 Heritage Preservation Commission Meetings


Barbara Bezat (Vice Chair)
Richard Dana
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


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 George GauseChristine Boulware, and Allison Suhan.

Date Agenda Minutes Packets
January 11, 2018-MEETING CANCELLED 1/11/2018-REVISED 1/11/18 V. A. 1896 Summit Avenue West
VI. A. Saint Paul African-American Historic Cultural Context, 1837 to 1975
VII. A. Resolution designating staff as the Commissions designee
VIII. A. Draft 2017 Annual Report and permit statistics
VIII. B. Election of officers for 2017
VIII. C. Draft 2018 HPC Staff Work Plan
January 25, 2018 1/25/2018-REVISED 1/25/18

V. A. 1896 Summit Avenue West
V. B. 282 Sixth Street East- LAID OVER
VI. A. Saint Paul African-American Historic Cultural Context, 1837 to 1975
VII. A. Resolution designating staff as the Commissions designee
VIII. A. Draft 2017 Annual Report and permit statistics
VIII. B. Election of officers for 2017
VIII. C. Draft 2018 HPC Staff Work Plan
IX. A. #17-005 Applicant Presentation to HPC Policy

February 8, 2018 2/8/2018-REVISED 2/8/18

IV. A. 1524 Summit- WITHDRAWN
IV. B. 882 West 7th Street
IV. C. 445 Smith Avenue
IV. D. 282 Sixth Street East
VI. A. Saint Paul Legislative Code: Chapter 73 Update

February 22, 2018 2/22/2018 REVISED 2/22/18 IV. A. 282 Sixth Street East
V. A. Heritage Preservation Chapter 73 Draft Update
VI. A. 300-302 Ryan Avenue
VI. B. 2245 Como Avenue
VII. A. Street Name Change  Policy & Procedure
VIII. A. Fire Station #10 - 752-754 Randolph Avenue
March 8, 2018 3/8/2018 3/8/18 V. A. 1515 Summit Avenue West
V. B. 928 West Seventh Street, Keg House
V. C. 445 Smith Avenue
VII. A. Introduction: Muskego Church, 2435 Luther Place
March 22, 2018 3/22/2018-REVISED 3/22/18 IV. A. 731 Fifth Street East
IV. B. St. Agatha's Conservatory (Exchange Building) 26 Exchange Street East
April 12, 2018 4/12/2018 4/12/18 V. A. 662 Conway Street
VI. A. Larry Cohen Plaza
VI. B. Merriam Park Intensive Level Survey update
VI. C. Hamline Midway Reconnaissance Survey update
VI. D. Muskego Church - Heritage Preservation Site Update/Revision
VII. A. Great Rivers Passage Cultural Landscape proposal
VII. B. Historic Hill National Register District Resurvey
VIII. A. EAW Policy and Forms
April 26, 2018-MEETING CANCELLED 4/26/18 N/A N/A
May 10, 2018 5/10/18-REVISED 5/10/18 V. A. 247 Fourth Street East
VI. A. 2375 Como Avenue West
VI. B. Gold Line Bus Rapid Transit Study
May 24, 2018 5/24/18 5/24/18 VII. A. Legislative Code Chapter 73 Public Hearing
June 14, 2018 6/14/18 6/14/18 V. A. Fire Station #10 Designation
VI. A. 882 West 7th Street
VI. B. 882 West 7th Street
June 28, 2018 6/28/18 6/28/18 V. A. 1524 Summit Avenue
July 12, 2018 7/12/18 7/12/18 VII. A. Commissioner roundtable discussion on preservation plans
July 26, 2018 7/26/18 7/26/18 VI. A. Hamline-Midway Survey
VII. A. Superior Packing Company Plant at 2103 Wabash Avenue
VII. B. Osborn Building at 370 North Wabasha Street
August 9, 2018 8/9/18 8/19/18 V. A. 178 Goodrich Avenue
August 21, 2018 - Outreach Committee 8/21/18    
August 21, 2018 8/21/18    
September 6, 2018 - MEETING CANCELLED 9/6/18 N/A N/A
September 20, 2017 9/20/18  

V.A. 235 Mackubin Street
V.B. 302 Ryan Avenue
V.C. 136 Western Avenue
V.D. 369 Laurel Avenue
V.E. 976 Summit
VI.A. CLG Contract renewal
VII.A. Alley Reconstruction Goodrich
VII.B. Alley Reconstruction Laurel
VII.C. Commission Representatives at MN Statewide Conference

October 4, 2018 10/4/18  

V.A. 462 Laurel Avenue
VI.A. 241 Kellogg Blvd. E. - New Construction Application
VI.A. 241 Kellogg Blvd. E. - Preliminary HPC Submittal Plans
VI.A. 241 Kellogg Blvd. E - Staff Report
VI.A. 241 Kellogg Blvd. E - Rendering

October 18, 2018 MEETING CANCELLED    
November 1, 2018 11/1/18  

IV.A.   Muskego Church staff report and maps
            Updated Local Designation Study
V.A.     136 Western Avenue
V.B.     369 Laurel Avenue
VI. A.   966 Summit Avenue
VII.A.   CLG Contract renewal
VIII.A.  Irvine Park Listening Session Results

November 5, 2018 (Monday meeting) 11/5/18  

IV. A. Saint Andrew's Church Designation
Letter from Twin Cities German Immersion School
Additional Public Letters
S. Greenwood HPC Presentation
Jennie Hausler presentation

November 15, 2018 11/15/18 - UPDATED  

IV. A. 241 Kellogg Blvd. E.
           Staff report
           HPC application
           HPC revisions - Hewett email
           HPC revisions to 10-25-18 submission
      B. 716 Wilson Avenue (WITHDRAWN)
V.  A. HPC Bylaws Update
      B. HPC 2019 Meeting Schedule
      C. HPC Officers Nomination Committee
VI. A. Individual Listening Session results
      B. Lowertown Listening Session results

December 6, 2018 12/6/18   IV.A. 262 West 7th Street
December 20, 2018 12/20/18    

Executive Committee Meeting Agendas

Date Agenda
January 30, 2018

I. 754 Randolph Avenue- Engine Company #10 designation and preservation plan
II. Legislative Code Chapter 73 (Heritage Preservation) updates
III. Legislative Code Chapter 74.112 (Lowertown Guidelines) update

2017 Heritage Preservation Commission Meetings

2016 Heritage Preservation Commission Meetings

2015 Heritage Preservation Commission Meetings

2014 Heritage Preservation Commission Meetings