Historic Preservation

Historic Preservation in St. Charles

  The City's Historic Preservation Ordinance was established to:
  • Foster awareness of the City's unique history embodied in its architecture and historic sites.
  • Protect the character of areas which have significant historic, architectural, or aesthetic features.
  • Protect and increase property value of historic areas and designated sites.
The Historic Preservation Commission is a group of citizens appointed to:
  • Interpret and apply review standards to building permits applications and development projects in the Historic District.
  • Review and recommend to the City Council on designation of new historic districts or landmarks.
  • Inform and educate citizens of the historic and architectural heritage of the City.
  • Consult and assist property owners of historic buildings.
  • Review and recommend on Facade Improvement Grants.

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