historic preservation

Landmarks Preservation Commission

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Landmarks Preservation Commission

The Landmarks Preservation Commission is a 11 member volunteer commission made up of Tacoma residents and professionals, appointed by the City Council through the Council's Appointments process. The Landmarks Preservation Commission is established by Tacoma Municipal Code 1.42. Tacoma's Landmarks and Historic Districts are regulated by TMC 13.07.

Commissioners represent a variety of professional expertise, including architecture, history, planning, construction, engineering, real estate, the arts and art history, in addition to three at large members.

The Commission reviews and approves applications for changes to registered Landmarks and buildings within local historic districts, reviews nominations and advises City Council regarding additions to the Landmarks Register, and participates in the planning process.

Interested in serving? 

Please visit the City of Tacoma's Committees, Boards and Commissions website for more information.

Roster of Commissioners

Commission Agendas

Landmarks Commission Agendas are posted for the public biweekly in the Resource Library section of this site. The Landmarks Commission meets every second and fourth Wednesday, except during November and December when there is only one meeting per month.

About the Program

The Historic Preservation Program is part of the Comprehensive Planning Division within the Planning and Development Services Department.

The Historic Preservation Office provides support to the Landmarks Preservation Commission, maintains and reviews nominations to Tacoma's Landmarks Register, reviews applications for changes to historic landmarks, and provides assistance to the public and other government agencies regarding historic preservation issues.

Where to Find Us

The Historic Preservation Office is located in the landmark Tacoma Municipal Building (Medical Arts Building, 1930), at:

Planning and Development Services
747 Market Street, 3rd Floor
Tacoma, WA 98402-3793

Telephone 253.591.5200, or e-mail landmarks@cityoftacoma.org