Contact: (337) 291-7193
Individual property owners and neighborhoods visit the Planning Division to request assistance with the protection, enhancement and perpetuation of places, districts, sites, buildings, structures, and works of public art having a special historic, cultural or aesthetic significance, interest, or value.
The Planning Division provides assistance to individuals, neighborhoods and groups to help with information covering all aspects of protecting, maintaining, and rehabilitating historic buildings and other historic assets.
Property owners who wish to have their property nominated for historic designation may do so by submitting an Application for Historic Designation. Historic Assets include: Historic Neighborhoods, Historic Landmarks, Historic Properties, and Historic Cultural Resources.
Any structure, property, site, object, or area that meets one or more of the above criteria shall also have sufficient integrity of location, design, materials, and workmanship to make it worthy of preservation or restoration.
Historic District Overlay Project
All correspondence with Preservation Commission members must be directed through the Community Development and Planning Department. Should anyone need to speak to a Preservation Commissioner prior to a public forum, contact the Planning Division and the message will be relayed to the appropriate Commission Member. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month at 3:00 PM, at the Rosa Parks Transportation Center, 101 Jefferson Street, First Floor Multipurpose Room, unless otherwise noted.