Any site or area of historical, architectural, or cultural significance may be designated as a landmark, landmark site, or Historic District. Once such designation has been made, the commission can regulate construction, reconstruction, exterior alteration and demolition within such locations. Exercise of this authority must be preceded by development of a historic preservation plan approved by the City Council. Six members are appointed by the Mayor with Council confirmation for three-year terms with terms expiring April 1st. Of the members, one must be a registered architect, one a historian qualified in the field of historical preservation, and one a licensed real estate broker.
Historic Preservation Commission meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at 5 pm at City Hall.