Heritage Preservation Commission
Meeting Date: 3rd Tuesday of the month
Meeting Time: 7:00 p.m.
Meeting Location: Hastings City Hall
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The City of Hastings prides itself on its historical and interesting past, from the first buildings to the first residents. Because of these factors, the City has committed itself to historical, architectural, archaeological, engineering, and cultural heritage and preservation.
Map of Historic Districts and Properties
The Heritage Preservation Commission works with property owners to retain the historical and unique past of our community. The Commission identifies significant sites throughout the City for preservation. Research and surveys assist the commission in identifying properties with important and interesting factors which contribute to the historical feeling of Hastings. Once a property is identified, the Commission may recommend that it be deemed a Heritage Preservation Site.
Most of the Commission's time is devoted to the review of proposed changes to Heritage Preservation Sites. This review of work, before a permit is issued, is meant to protect the historical property by retaining the historically significant aspects of the property. The commission will also assist property owners during the planning phase.
Nine voting members make up the Heritage Preservation Commission, and there is an emphasis on a prospective commissioner's related background for this commission. Residents with experience in architecture, history, archaeology, planning, design, real estate, building trades, and landscape architecture are encouraged to participate and share their knowledge. Terms are three years, and there is no limit on the number of terms a commissioner may serve.
Interested in learning more about the Heritage Preservation Commission and how they designate historical properties or want to inquire about vacancies? Click on the City Ordinance Section 30.10 (Adobe Acrobat Viewer required ) or contact the HPC Specialist at 480-2350 for more information. Applications are available for downloading.