historic preservation

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The following topics in the Historic Preservation Resource Library contain links to downloadable documents either in Acrobat PDF or Microsoft Word format.

Applications for Design Review, Special Tax Valuation, and Nomination Forms are located in their respective sections on the left hand navigation bar.

Program Newsletter (PastForward)

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Past Issues (PDF)

August 2014
May 2014

Landmarks Preservation Commission

2015 Calendar
Download the Regular Meeting Schedule here.

Regular Meeting Agendas and Minutes (PDF)

To view Commission electronic archives, click here.

Cover Agendas Packets Minutes Audio*
01/13/16 01/13/16    

(R) Indicates a revised agenda.

(A) Denotes Architectural Review Committee meeting.  ARC meetings are summarized in staff reports to the full Commission.

(H) Denotes Public Hearing.

(S) Denotes site visit

* Audio files are recorded in MP3 format.
** Meeting cancelled.

Commissioner Roster
Download Document (PDF)

Commission Information and Applications
Please visit the City Government Page on the Official City site. It provides information on the City Council's Committees, Boards, and Commissions.
View City Government site

Bylaws of the Landmarks Preservation Commission

Commission rules, resolutions and order of business.
Bylaws (PDF)
Appendix A:  Landmarks Commission Master Calendar
Appendix B
:  Union Depot District Inventory
Appendix C:  Old City Hall District Inventory
Appendix D:  North Slope District Inventory
Appendix E:  Wedge Neighborhood Inventory


Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to common questions regarding Historic Properties and Landmarks in Tacoma.
Download Document (PDF)

Name Changes

Proposing a Name Change
Requests for name changes must be made in writing to the Landmarks Preservation Commission.  Per Council Resolution #38091, the Landmarks Preservation Commission will review the request and make a recommendation to the appropriate City Council committee.  The entire process usually takes about 3 months.

For more information, including criteria for consideration, click here (PDF).