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Historic District Commission

The Lansing Historic District Commission is made up of nine (9) Lansing residents appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by City Council. Its members serve at-large, and volunteer their time to review proposed exterior work on properties located within a designated local historic districts, such as additions, alterations, and demolitions in accordance with chapter 1220 of the Code of Ordinances. The commission issues a certificate of appropriateness, notice to proceed, or certificate of denial, based upon the Secretary of the Interior's Standards.

The Commission also makes recommendations on proposals for establishing new local historic districts. Because Lansing is a Certified Local Government, its local historic districts automatically become eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places, and a 20% Federal tax credit on qualified building rehabilitation work. Between 2000 and 2012, the total investment in qualified restoration improvements to Lansing properties was $186,757,038.

Commission members are individuals who demonstrate a knowledge and interest in historic preservation. They also serve as a resource to help inform the community on historic preservation issues and help preserve and enhance the historical characteristics of a property.

Meeting Location & Time(s): The Historic District Commission meetings are held on the second Monday of each month, at 5:30 p.m., in the Planning and Neighborhood Development Conference Room, 316 N. Capitol Avenue.


2016 HDC Meeting Schedule

Bill Rieske
Assistant Planning Manager
316 N. Capitol Ave.
Suite D-1
Lansing, MI 48933
Ph: 517-483-4066

Monday - Friday
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM