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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.


Most exterior changes to structures in historic districts must undergo review before they occur. These include:

  • Remodeling, additions and other exterior changes to structures
    • Repainting your home
    • Signs
      • Basic Maintenance that noticeably changes an exterior

       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: 

Landmarks & Historic Preservation Commission Web Page

Link to Medford History page


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 Email Title Term Begin Term End
Seth Adams Staff 10/6/2017
Greg Applen Commissioner 2/1/2018 1/31/2022
Jeffrey Applen Commissioner 9/6/2012 1/31/2022
Matt Brinkley StaffLiaison 1/1/2017
Karl Geidans Commissioner 2/1/2016 1/31/2019
Tim Jackle AltCouncilLiaison 1/15/2015
Daniel Smith Commissioner 2/1/2015 1/31/2019
Roberta Thornton Commissioner 2/1/2017 1/31/2021
Michael Zarosinski CouncilLiaison 1/18/2018

Upcoming Calendar Events

Date Start End Event Description Location
4/3/2018 5:30 PM 7:00 PM Landmarks and Historic Preservation Commission
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