PURPOSE AND WORK
In 1986, the City Council established Historic Preservation Overlay zoning to protect, enhance and perpetuate historic structures or districts of special historic value. At the same time, the City established the Landmarks and Historic Preservation Commission (LHPC) to review property owners' proposals for exterior changes to historic properties and sites.
The LHPC has the authority to make quasi-judicial decisions regarding the appropriateness of proposed new construction and remodels that would change the appearance of historic structures or districts.
The LHPC shall conduct its meetings in accordance with Roberts Rules of Order unless other rules are adopted by the Commission.
HOME IMPROVEMENTS REQUIRING HISTORIC REVIEW
Most exterior changes to structures in historic districts must undergo review before they occur. These include:
Call Planning Staff at 541-774-2380 for help understanding what does and does not require formal review.
To review Historic Guidelines, read past LHPC Meeting Minutes, learn about the grants received by the City for Historic Preservation, or see who has won Historic Preservation awards, follow this link:
|Meetings||Length of Term|
|Meets the First Tuesday of Each Month at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Medford City Hall||4 Years|
|Name||Title||Term Begin||Term End|
|Matt Brinkley||Staff Liaison||1/1/2017|
|Tim Jackle||Alt Council Liaison||1/15/2015|
|Michael Zarosinski||Council Liaison||1/18/2018|