Historic District Commission

COMMISSIONERS

  • Tiffany Franklin, Chair
  • James Hamilton
  • Richard Hosey
  • Dennis Miriani, Vice Chair
  • Allan Machielse
  • Roderick Hardamon
  • VACANT

 

Formed by Detroit Ordinance 161-H in 1976, the Detroit Historic District Commission’s purpose (HDC) is to ensure the preservation of historically and culturally significant areas of the City which are designated by City Council as Local Historic Districts. Appointed by the Mayor, the Commission is comprised of seven Detroit residents.

The Commission is staffed by the City of Detroit Planning and Development Department. In addition to administering building permit application review for all exterior changes to a building or site in a designated district, HDC staff works closely with residents on a broad array of design and maintenance issues.

It has been demonstrated that the preservation of cultural, social, spiritual, economic, political, engineering and architectural history often stabilizes and improves property values, strengthens the local economy and fosters community pride.

HDC 2023 MEETING DATES  

Per the 2019 Detroit City Code, Section 21-2-56 (5), Notices of meetings, including an agenda of matters to be considered, shall be mailed to all known property owner organizations, community organizations, and citizens district councils in any proposed historic district or any designated district where a permit application is to be considered at such meetings. Notices of all meetings, including an agenda of matters to be considered shall be mailed to any existing historic preservation societies in the City, including, but not limited to, any historic district associations, the Mayor, the City Council, the Historic Designation Advisory Board, the Buildings, Safety Engineering, and Environmental Department, the City Planning Commission, the Planning and Development Department, and the Historical Department. Interested persons shall be given reasonable opportunity to be heard on any matter before the Historic District Commission before the Body reaches a decision.

The Historic District Commission relies on organizations seeking mailed meeting notices to make themselves known to Commission staff, and regularly update their mailing address as necessary. Please send requests for public meeting notices, and changes of address, to [email protected]. Agendas are posted to the meeting websites below coincident with the mailing of meeting notices.

**NOTE: Application Deadlines are the last possible day to submit an application for a given meeting, but does not ensure your application will be heard at that meeting. Meetings can and do fill up prior to the deadline. Please submit your complete application as soon as possible to ensure a hearing at the next available HDC meeting.  Applications are docketed to the next available meeting agenda in the order that they are received and determined complete by staff, until the docket is full.

2023 MEETING DATES
No January Meeting
Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Wednesday, July 12, 2023
Wednesday, August 9, 2023
Wednesday, September 13, 2023
Wednesday, October 11, 2023
Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Application Deadline**
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Tuesday, January 17, 2023
Monday, February 13, 2023
Monday, March 20, 2023
Monday, April 17, 2023

Monday, May 22, 2023

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Monday, July 17, 2023
Monday, August 21, 2023
Monday, September 18, 2023

Monday, October 16, 2023

Monday, November 20, 2023

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2022 MEETING DATES
No January Meeting
Wednesday, February 9, 2022
CANCELLED - Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022 (Special Mtg)
Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 (Special Meeting)
Wednesday, March 30, 2022 (Special Meeting)
Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

CANCELLED - Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

2021 Meeting Dates

No January Meeting
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 (Special Meeting)
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 (Special Meeting)

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 (Special Meeting)
CANCELLED Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 (Special Mtg.)
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2020 MEETING DATES

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 (Special Meeting)
Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 (Rescheduled from April 8th)

Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Wednesday, May 27 (Special Meeting)
Wednesday, June 10
Wednesday, July 8
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 (Special Meeting)
Wednesday, November 12, 2020
Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 (Special Meeting)

2019 MEETING DATES
January 23, 2019
February 13, 2019
March 13, 2019
April 10, 2019
May 8, 2019

June 12, 2019

June 26, 2019
July 10, 2019
July 24, 2019
August 14, 2019
September 11, 2019
October 9, 2019
November 13, 2019
December 11, 2019
December 18, 2019
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