The regular meeting of the Historic Designation Advisory Board scheduled for February 9, 2023 has been cancelled!
Historic Designation Advisory Board
People Preserving Places
The Historic Designation Advisory Board (HDAB) advises City Council on all matters regarding historic preservation to protect the historic, cultural, architectural, and archaeological resources that make Detroit unique. HDAB promotes preservation through the creation of local historic districts and design guideline ordinances and also serves as a general resource to the community.
The Historic Designation Advisory Board has nine members, who are residents of Detroit, and two ex officio members as represented by the Director of the City Planning Commission and the Director of the Planning and Development Department. Two ad hoc members are appointed by City Council in conjunction with studies of particular proposed historic districts.
Dr. Carolyn Carter, Chair
Melanie A. Bazil, Vice Chair
Theresa Holder-Hagood, Secretary
Louis J. Fisher
Nubia Wardford Polk