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CANCELLED - Special Historic District Commission (HDC) Meeting - 2/23/2022



The February 23rd Special HDC meeting has been cancelled.

All applications originally scheduled to be heard at the February 23rd meeting have been moved to the March 9th meeting agenda.


The HDC was formed in 1976 by Detroit Ordinance 161-H and is composed of seven citizen members appointed by the Mayor. Staffed by the Planning and Development Department, the purpose of the HDC is to ensure the preservation of historically and culturally significant areas of the city designated as Historic Districts by the City Council.

It is through the administration of a Building Permit Application Review for properties included within Historic Districts that the HDC ensures the preservation of the City's historic fabric. Based on the appropriateness of the proposed work, the HDC may approve or deny the application.

For properties located within Historic Districts, HDC approval and a Certificate of Appropriateness is required prior to obtaining a building permit to perform the work.